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Meaning of POLIOMYELITIS

Pronunciation:  `powleeow`mIu'lItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
 

POLIOMYELITIS is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: acute anterior poliomyelitis, infantile paralysis, polio
 
 See Also: infectious disease

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Poliomyelitis is caused by the infection of poliovirus. It can cause paralysis by infecting the motor nerve cells of the medulla and spinal cord.
 

 

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