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See also: Poliomyelitis
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: pŏ'lĭōmīəlīʹtĭs, pō'lĭōmīəlīʹtĭs, IPA(key): /ˌpɒlɪəʊmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs/, /ˈpəʊlɪəʊmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs/
- (pathology) Acute infection by the poliovirus, especially of the motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem, leading to muscle weakness, paralysis and sometimes deformity.
infection by the poliovirus