polio Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “polio” - English Dictionary

"polio" in American English

See all translations

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)







"polio" in British English

See all translations

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)
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…
What is the pronunciation of polio?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More