American English

Definition of polio noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

polio

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpoʊliˌoʊ//
 
(formal poliomyelitis
NAmE//ˌpoʊlioʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪt̮əɪs//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
jump to other results
an infectious disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause temporary or permanent paralysis (= loss of control or feeling in part or most of the body)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: polio