Dictionary

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
Medical Dictionary

poliovirus

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

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: polisPrevious Word in the Dictionary: poliorceticsAll Words Near: poliovirus
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears