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polio

[poh-lee-oh] /ˈpoʊ liˌoʊ/
noun
Origin of polio
1930-1935
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35; shortened form
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Examples from the Web for polio
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  • Perhaps the polio, light touch of it or not, had hurt her eyesight.

    Moment of Truth Basil Eugene Wells
  • Nalúlid siya kay gitakbúyag pulyu, He was crippled after his bout with polio.

  • Nagtakihud siya tungud sa pulyu, He limps because he had polio.

  • Wood up thar, you polio—hang on to the safety valve—guess she'll crawl off on her paddles.

    The Octoroon Dion Boucicault
British Dictionary definitions for polio

polio

/ˈpəʊlɪəʊ/
noun
1.
short for poliomyelitis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for polio
n.

1911, abbreviation of poliomyelitis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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polio in Medicine

polio po·li·o (pō'lē-ō')
n.
Poliomyelitis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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