Words nearby poliomyelitis
Origin of poliomyelitis
OTHER WORDS FROM poliomyelitispo·li·o·my·e·lit·ic [poh-lee-oh-mahy-uh-lit-ik] /ˌpoʊ li oʊˌmaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for poliomyelitis
Poliomyelitis almost did him in, but decided instead to simply paralyze his left arm and leg.
The meningococcus and the virus of poliomyelitis pass from the nose into the cranial cavity without local lesions in the former.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
Some experimental observations on monkeys, concerning the transmission of poliomyelitis through the agency of Stomoxys calcitrans.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The possible role of the cockroach in the dissemination of poliomyelitis virus.
A very fatal form of poliomyelitis has for a number of years prevailed in Sweden.Disease and Its Causes|William Thomas Councilman
The recovery of poliomyelitis virus after parenteral introduction into cockroaches and houseflies.
British Dictionary definitions for poliomyelitis
Word Origin for poliomyelitis
Medicine definitions for poliomyelitis
Science definitions for poliomyelitis
Culture definitions for poliomyelitis
An acute disease, and an infectious disease, caused by a virus, that brings about inflammation of certain nerve cells in the spinal cord. It can have a wide range of effects, from mild to severe, including paralysis, permanent disability, and death. In the United States, the disease has now largely vanished since the development of a vaccine against it. (See Sabin vaccine and Salk vaccine.)