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poliovirus

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

Definition of poliovirus

  1. :  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


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poliovirus

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

Medical Definition of poliovirus

  1. :  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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