infantile paralysis


Definition of infantile paralysis

: polio

Examples of infantile paralysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, more children would be afflicted with polio, with more instances of infantile paralysis, more deaths. Annika Neklason, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Press Made the Polio Vaccine Trials Into a Public Spectacle," 23 Mar. 2021 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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First Known Use of infantile paralysis

1843, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Infantile paralysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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Medical Definition of infantile paralysis

: polio

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