Paraphrast

Par"a*phrast

(?), n. [L. paraphrastes, Gr. : cf. F. paraphraste.] A paraphraser. T. Warton.
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Par`a*phras"tic

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Par`a*phras"tic*al

(?), } a. [Gr.: cf. F. paraphrastique.] Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free. -- Par`a*phras"tic*al*ly, adv.
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Pa*raph"y*sis

(?), n.;
pl. Paraphyses (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + growth.] (Bot.) A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants.
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Par`a*ple"gi*a

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Par"a*ple`gy

(?), } n. [NL. paraplegia, fr. Gr. hemiplegia, fr. to strike at the side; para` beside + to strike: cf. F. paraplgie.] (Med.) Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused usually by disease of the spinal cord. -- Par`a*pleg"ic (#), a.
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Par`a*pleu"ra

(?), n.;
pl. Parapleur (#).
[NL. See Para-, and 2d Pleura.] (Zol.) A chitinous piece between the metasternum and the pleuron of certain insects.
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Par`a*po"di*um

(?), n.;
pl. Parapodia (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + , dim. of foot.] (Zol.) One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle.
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They may serve for locomotion, respiration, and sensation, and often contain spines or set. When well developed, a dorsal part, or notopodium, and a ventral part, or neuropodium, are distinguished.
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