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Meaning of paresis

pa•re•sis

Pronunciation: (pu-rē'sis, par'u-sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. partial motor paralysis.
  2. a late manifestation of syphilis, characterized by progressive dementia and paralysis.
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