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
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How to use poliomyelitis in a sentence
Poliomyelitis almost did him in, but decided instead to simply paralyze his left arm and leg.
The child in the next bed had just become paralyzed by an attack of poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis).The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
Not once were these investigators again able to transmit the infection of poliomyelitis through Stomoxys.
Soon after this, Kling and Levaditi published their detailed studies on acute anterior poliomyelitis.
In spite of these precautions, all their results were negative, none of the inoculated animals having contracted poliomyelitis.
Attempts to transmit poliomyelitis by means of the stable-fly (Stomoxys calcitrans).
British Dictionary definitions for poliomyelitis
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Scientific definitions for poliomyelitis
Cultural 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.)