(Pa*ral"o*gy) n. [Gr. para` beside, beyond + reason.] False reasoning; paralogism.
(Par"a*lyse) v. t. Same as Paralyze.
(Pa*ral"y*sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. to loosen, dissolve, or disable at the side; para` beside + to
loosen. See Para-, and Loose, and cf. Palsy.] (Med.) Abolition of function, whether complete or
partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of
the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively. "Utter paralysis of memory."
Mischievous practices arising out of the paralysis of the powers of ownership.Duke of Argyll
(Par`a*lyt"ic) a. [L. paralyticus, Gr. : cf. F. paralytique.]
1. Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis.
2. Affected with paralysis, or palsy.
The cold, shaking, paralytic hand.Prior.
3. Inclined or tending to paralysis.
Paralytic secretion (Physiol.), the fluid, generally thin and watery, secreted from a gland after section
or paralysis of its nerves, as the pralytic saliva.
(Par`a*lyt"ic), n. A person affected with paralysis.
(Par`a*lyt"ic*al) a. See Paralytic.
(Par`a*ly*za"tion) n. The act or process of paralyzing, or the state of being paralyzed.
(Par"a*lyze) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paralyzed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Paralyzing ] [F. paralyser. See
1. To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.
2. Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed
the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts.
(Par"am) n. (Chem.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance (C2H4N4); called also dicyandiamide.
(Par`a*mag*net"ic) a. [Pref. para- + magnetic.] Magnetic, as opposed to diamagnetic.
n. A paramagnetic substance. Faraday. Par`a*mag*net"ic*al*ly adv.
(Par`a*mag"net*ism) n. Magnetism, as opposed to diamagnetism. Faraday.
(Par`a*ma*le"ic) a. [Pref. para- + maleic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid
obtained from malic acid, and now called fumaric acid. [Obs.]
(Par`a*ma"lic) a. [Pref. para- + malic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic
acid metameric with malic acid.
(Par`a*mas"toid) a. [Pref. para- + mastoid.] (Anat.) Situated beside, or near, the mastoid
portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.
(Par`a*mat"ta) n. [So named from Paramatta, in Australia.] A light fabric of cotton and
worsted, resembling bombazine or merino. Beck (Draper's Dict.)