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po

[ poh ]
/ poʊ /
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noun, plural pos.Australia and New Zealand.
a chamber pot.
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Origin of po

1875–80; probably <French pot (de chambre) chamber pot

Other definitions for po (2 of 6)

Po1
[ poh ]
/ poʊ /

noun
a river in Italy, flowing E from the Alps in the NW to the Adriatic. 418 miles (669 km) long.
Ancient Padus .

Other definitions for po (3 of 6)

Po2

Symbol, Chemistry.

Other definitions for po (4 of 6)

PO

abbreviation
post office. Also P.O.
Baseball. putout; putouts.

Other definitions for po (5 of 6)

p.o.

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) by mouth.

Origin of p.o.

From Latin per ōs

Other definitions for po (6 of 6)

P.O.

abbreviation
post office. Also PO
parole officer.
Chiefly British. postal (money) order.
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British Dictionary definitions for po (1 of 4)

po
/ (pəʊ) /

noun plural pos
British an informal word for chamber pot

Word Origin for po

C19: from pot 1

British Dictionary definitions for po (2 of 4)

Po1

the chemical symbol for
polonium

British Dictionary definitions for po (3 of 4)

Po2
/ (pəʊ) /

noun
a river in N Italy, rising in the Cottian Alps and flowing northeast to Turin, then east to the Adriatic: the longest river in Italy. Length: 652 km (405 miles)Latin name: Padus

British Dictionary definitions for po (4 of 4)

PO

abbreviation for
Post Office
Personnel Officer
petty officer
Pilot Officer
Also: p.o. postal order
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Medical definitions for po (1 of 2)

Po

The symbol for the elementpolonium

Medical definitions for po (2 of 2)

PO

abbr.
per os (by mouth)
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Scientific definitions for po

Po

The symbol for polonium.
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