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English definition of “polio”

polio

noun [U]     /ˈpəʊ.li.əʊ/ US  /ˈpoʊ.li.oʊ/ (specialized poliomyelitis)
a serious infectious disease that can cause permanent paralysis (= being unable to move the body ): a polio vaccination programme Now 95% of babies are immunized against diphtheria , tetanus , polio, measles , mumps , and rubella .Fevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
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