Definition of “polio” - English Dictionary

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polionoun [ U ]

us /ˈpoʊ·liˌoʊ/ medical poliomyelitis, /ˌpoʊ·li·oʊˌmɑɪ·əˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪs/

a serious, infectious disease of the nerves of the spine (= row of bones in the back) that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis (= inability to move the body)

(Definition of “polio” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)