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po

[poh] /poʊ/
noun, plural pos. Australia and New Zealand.
1.
a chamber pot.
Origin of po
1875-1880
1875-80; probably < French pot (de chambre) chamber pot

Po

[poh] /poʊ/
noun
1.
a river in Italy, flowing E from the Alps in the NW to the Adriatic. 418 miles (669 km) long.
Ancient Padus.

Po

Symbol, Chemistry
1.

po.

Baseball.
1.
put-out; put-outs.

P.O.

1.
parole officer.
2.
petty officer.
3.
postal (money) order.
4.
post office.

p.o.

1.
(in prescriptions) by mouth.
Origin
< Latin per ōs
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British Dictionary definitions for po

po

/pəʊ/
noun (pl) pos
1.
(Brit) an informal word for chamber pot
Word Origin
C19: from pot1

Po1

Chemical symbol
1.
polonium

Po2

/pəʊ/
noun
1.
a river in N Italy, rising in the Cottian Alps and flowing northeast to Turin, then east to the Adriatic: the longest river in Italy. Length: 652 km (405 miles) Latin name Padus

PO

abbreviation
1.
Post Office
2.
Personnel Officer
3.
petty officer
4.
Pilot Officer
5.
Also p.o.. postal order
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Word Origin and History for po

Po

large river in northern Italy, from Latin Padus, a name of Celtic origin.

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po in Medicine

Po
The symbol for the element polonium.

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po in Science
Po  
The symbol for polonium.
polonium
  (pə-lō'nē-əm)   
Symbol Po
A very rare, naturally radioactive, silvery-gray or black metalloid element. It is produced in extremely small amounts by the radioactive decay of radium or the bombardment of bismuth or lead with neutrons. Atomic number 84; melting point 254°C; boiling point 962°C; specific gravity 9.32; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table.
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pissed off

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Related Abbreviations for po

po

putout

Po

polonium

PO

1.
personnel officer
2.
petty officer
3.
physician organization
4.
piss off
5.
postal order
6.
post office
7.
purchase order

p.o.

Latin per os (by mouth)
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