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POLIO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polio mean? 

POLIO (noun)
  The noun POLIO has 1 sense:

1. an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord

  Familiarity information: POLIO used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLIO (noun)


Sense 1polio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acute anterior poliomyelitis; infantile paralysis; polio; poliomyelitis

Hypernyms ("polio" is a kind of...):

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)


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