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infantile paralysis

noun, Pathology.
Origin of infantile paralysis
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for infantile paralysis
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  • It is infantile paralysis, a disease common with delicate children.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • It is not infantile paralysis, and he can not yet say what 345 it is.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • They are also under suspicion as carriers of infantile paralysis.

    Book of Monsters

    David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • infantile paralysis struck me when I was less than a year old.

    The Rope of Gold

    Roy J. Snell
  • The acquired form is usually the result of infantile paralysis.

  • It is usually the result of infantile paralysis of the muscles of the calf.

  • In one family a child at three years old had infantile paralysis, easily curable.

    Prisoners of Poverty Helen Campbell
  • This is a form of laming or crippling of certain muscles in childhood known as infantile paralysis.

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson
  • Two years later, Flexner isolated the bacillus of infantile paralysis and Plotz that of typhus fever.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • Recently the stable fly has been found to carry the dread disease known as infantile paralysis.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for infantile paralysis

infantile paralysis

a former name for poliomyelitis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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infantile paralysis in Medicine

infantile paralysis n.
See poliomyelitis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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