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polio

[ poh-lee-oh ]
/ ˈpoʊ liˌoʊ /
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noun

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Origin of polio

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for polio

polio
/ (ˈpəʊlɪəʊ) /

noun

short for poliomyelitis
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Medical definitions for polio (1 of 2)

polio
[ pōlē-ō′ ]

n.

Poliomyelitis.

Medical definitions for polio (2 of 2)

polio-

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Gray:poliosis.
Gray matter:polioclastic.
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