polioviruses

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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