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poliomyelitis
American English: /ˌpoʊlioʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪdəs/
British English: /ˌpəʊlɪəʊmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs/

Translation of poliomyelitis in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • Infectious diseases such as whooping cough, encephalitis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, rabies, tetanus, syphilis, and botulism rarely are seen now but can cause vocal cord paralysis.
    • The viral disease known as poliomyelitis is highly infectious and can cause total paralysis and even death.
    • Other common diseases include schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia.

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