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poliomyelitis

po·li·o·my·e·li·tis

poliomyelitis

 
pronunciation:
po li o maI laI tihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a viral disease that strikes mainly in infancy and can cause paralysis, muscular atrophy, deformities, and damage to the nervous system; infantile paralysis; polio.
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derivation: poliomyeletic (adj.)
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  disease, nerve, virus
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