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poliovirus

noun po·lio·vi·rus \ˈpō-lē-(ˌ)ō-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of POLIOVIRUS

:  an enterovirus (species Poliovirus) occurring in three distinct serotypes that cause poliomyelitis — compare salk vaccine

Origin of POLIOVIRUS

New Latin, from poliomyelitis + virus
First Known Use: 1953

poliovirus

noun po·lio·vi·rus \ˈpō-lē-(ˌ)ō-ˌvī-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLIOVIRUS

:  a picornavirus of the genus Enterovirus (species Poliovirus) occurring in three distinct serotypes that cause poliomyelitis—see sabin vaccine, salk vaccine

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