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Poliomyelitis virus

poliomyelitis virus n.
The picornavirus that causes poliomyelitis. Serologic types 1, 2, and 3 are recognized, type 1 being responsible for most cases of paralytic poliomyelitis and most epidemics. Also called poliovirus, poliovirus hominis.


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