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Meaning of “polio” in the English Dictionary

"polio" in British English

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polionoun [U]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.li.əʊ/  us   /ˈpoʊ.li.oʊ/ (specialized poliomyelitis )
a ​seriousinfectiousdisease that can ​causepermanent paralysis (= being ​unable to ​move the ​body): a polio ​vaccinationprogramme Now 95% of ​babies are immunized againstdiphtheria, ​tetanus, polio, ​measles, ​mumps, and ​rubella.
(Definition of polio from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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polionoun [U]

 us   /ˈpoʊ·liˌoʊ/ (medical poliomyelitis,  /ˌpoʊ·li·oʊˌmɑɪ·əˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪs/ )
a ​serious, ​infectiousdisease of the ​nerves of the ​spine (= ​row of ​bones in the back) that can ​causetemporary or ​permanentparalysis (= ​inability to move the ​body)
(Definition of polio from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “polio”
in Spanish polio…
in Vietnamese bệnh bại liệt…
in Malaysian polio…
in Thai โรคโปลิโอ…
in French polio…
in German spirale Kinderlähmung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脊髓灰质炎,小儿麻痹症…
in Turkish çocuk felci, kas hastalığı…
in Russian полиомиелит…
in Indonesian polio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脊髓灰質炎,小兒麻痹症…
in Polish polio, choroba Heinego-Medina…
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