poliovirus

[poh-lee-oh-vahy-ruhs, poh-lee-oh-vahy-]
noun, plural polioviruses.
any of three picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, having a spherical capsid, infectious to humans and the cause of poliomyelitis.

Origin:
1950–55; polio + virus

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poliovirus po·li·o·vi·rus (pō'lē-ō-vī'rəs)
n.
See poliomyelitis virus.

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Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus.
The first to be made, eight years ago, was poliovirus.
Most of us know that when vaccinated for polio, you develop antibodies against the poliovirus and become immune to it.
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