Meaning of cerebral palsy

cere'bral pal'sy

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a form of paralysis believed to be caused by a prenatal brain defect or by brain injury during birth, most marked in certain motor areas and characterized by difficulty in control of the voluntary muscles.
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