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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 ​permanent paralysis (= ​inability to move the ​body)
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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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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