infantile paralysis


Definition of infantile paralysis

: polio

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After his body was recovered by Merritt Coffin, son of Cordie Coffin, it was learned that young Kurm was an infantile paralysis victim and that his death probably was a result of this affliction, rather than that of drowning. Post-Tribune, "Lake County Star almanac," 9 Oct. 2017

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of infantile paralysis

: polio

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