noun. ['ˈpoʊliːˌoʊ'] an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord.
1. Noun, singular or mass Dorothea Lange walked with a limp from polio, but went on to travel the world.
1. Fear is the polio of the soul which prevents our walking by faith. - Clarence Jordan, The Substance of Faith: And Other Cotton Patch Sermons