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poliovirus

[ poh-lee-oh-vahy-ruhs, poh-lee-oh-vahy- ]
/ 藞po蕣 li o蕣藢va瑟 r蓹s, 藢po蕣 li o蕣藞va瑟- /
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noun, plural po路li路o路vi路rus路es.
any of three picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, having a spherical capsid, infectious to humans and the cause of poliomyelitis.
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Origin of poliovirus

First recorded in 1950鈥55; polio + virus
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Medical definitions for poliovirus

poliovirus
[ p艒l膿-艒-v墨鈥瞨蓹s ]

n.
poliomyelitis virus
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