infantile paralysis

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1835–45

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infantile paralysis
 
n
a former name for poliomyelitis

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infantile paralysis n.
See poliomyelitis.

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Perhaps polio's other name, infantile paralysis, had something to do with it.
These flies may transmit anthrax and possibly infantile paralysis, leprosy, surra and swamp fever.
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