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Related to infantile paralysis: cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, meningitis, abortive poliomyelitis
(Pathology) a former name for poliomyelitis
po•li•o•my•e•li•tis(ˌpoʊ li oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs)
an acute infectious disease of motor nerves of the spinal cord and brain stem, caused by a poliovirus and sometimes resulting in muscular atrophy and skeletal deformity: formerly epidemic in children and young adults, now controlled by vaccination.
[1875–80; < Greek polió(s) gray (referring to the gray matter of the spinal cord) + myelitis]
n (dated Med) → Kinderlähmung f