Meaning of poliovirus

po•li•o•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (pō'lē-ō-vī"rus, pō"lē-ō-vī'-), [key]
— pl. -rus•es.
  1. any of three picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, having a spherical capsid, infectious to humans and the cause of poliomyelitis.
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