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polio

[ poh-lee-oh ]

polio

/ ˈpəʊlɪəʊ /

noun

  1. short for poliomyelitis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of polio1

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; shortened form
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Example Sentences

Last year, a polio outbreak in Deir ez-Zor raised concerns throughout the region about the spread of an epidemic.

Then Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, made a bad batch of vaccine, and 40,000 children were sickened with polio.

After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life.

Fifty-eight children took part in a trial into polio and diptheria vaccines in December 1960.

Either way, part of the tragedy and poignancy of polio is its preferential spread to babies and toddlers.

So far, none of the contagious infections except polio and the common cold had made the jump.

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

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

Nalúlid siya kay gitakbúyag pulyu, He was crippled after his bout with polio.

She walked with a barely noticeable limp—polio in childhood, Mann recalled from the record.

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