poliovirus

[ poh-lee-oh-vahy-ruh s, poh-lee-oh-vahy- ]
/ ˈpoʊ li oʊˌvaɪ rəs, ˌpoʊ li oʊˈvaɪ- /

noun, plural po·li·o·vi·rus·es.

any of three picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, having a spherical capsid, infectious to humans and the cause of poliomyelitis.

Nearby words

  1. poliomyelitis immune globulin,
  2. poliomyelitis virus,
  3. poliomyeloencephalitis,
  4. poliomyelopathy,
  5. poliosis,
  6. poliovirus hominis,
  7. poliovirus vaccine,
  8. polis,
  9. polisario,
  10. polish

Origin of poliovirus

First recorded in 1950–55; polio + virus

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Medicine definitions for poliovirus

poliovirus

[ pōlē-ō-vī′rəs ]

n.

poliomyelitis virus

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