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poliovirus

 [po´le-o-vi″rus]
a species of enterovirus that is the etiologic agent of poliomyelitis. It is separable into three serotypes, designated types 1, 2, and 3, with type 1 being responsible for about 85 per cent of all cases of paralytic poliomyelitis and for most epidemics.

po·li·o·vi·rus

(pō'lē-ō-vī'rŭs),
An enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae. There are three distinct serotypes, with Type 1 responsible for 85% of the cases of paralytic polio and most epidemics.

poliovirus

/po·lio·vi·rus/ (pōl´-e-o-vi″rus) the causative agent of poliomyelitis, separable, on the basis of specificity of neutralizing antibody, into three serotypes designated types 1, 2, and 3.po´lioviral

poliovirus

(pō′lē-ō-vī′rəs)
n. pl. poliovi·ruses
An enterovirus, separable into three serotypes, that is the causative agent of poliomyelitis.

poliovirus

[-vī′rəs]
Etymology: Gk, polios + L, virus, poison
a member of the family Picornaviridae and the causative organism of poliomyelitis. This very small ribonucleic acid virus has three serologically distinct types. Infection or immunization with one type does not protect against the others. Also called poliomyelitis virus.

po·li·o·vi·rus

(pō'lē-ō-vī'rŭs)
An enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae. There are three distinct serotypes, with Type 1 responsible for 85% of the cases of paralytic polio and most epidemics.

poliovirus

the human poliomyelitis virus capable of infecting nonhuman primates. Causes paralysis due to encephalomyelitis in which motor neurons are selectively destroyed.
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