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noun (apolex, ies)
  1. (context, medicine) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
Translations: 
  • German: Apoplexie(de, Apoplexia, f}}, {{t-, de)f, Schlaganfall(de)m
Etymology: Old English poplexye, LL. poplexia, apoplexia, from Gr. á (apoplÄxia), from á (apoplÄssein) to cripple by a stroke; á (apo) from + (plÄssein) to strike: compare with French apoplexie. See Plague.


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