Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: poliomyelitis, from Greek polios 'gray' + myelos 'bone marrow'

polio

noun
     
po‧li‧o also po‧li‧o‧my‧e‧li‧tis technical [uncountable]
MI a serious infectious disease of the nerves in the spine, that often results in someone being permanently unable to move particular muscles

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