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pox

 [poks]
any eruptive or pustular disease, especially one caused by a virus, such as chickenpox, cowpox, or smallpox.

pox

(poks),
1. An eruptive disease, usually qualified by a descriptive prefix; for example, smallpox, cowpox, chickenpox. See the specific term.
2. Archaic or colloquial term for syphilis.
[var. of pl. pocks]

pox

(poks) any eruptive or pustular disease, especially one caused by a virus, e.g., chickenpox, cowpox, etc.

pox

(pŏks)
n.
1. A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
2. Syphilis.
3. Misfortune or calamity.

pox

Etymology: ME, pokkes, pustules
1 any of several vesicular or pustular exanthematous diseases terminating in scars.
2 the pitlike scars of smallpox or chicken pox.
3 archaic. syphilis.

pox

Infection disease See Chickenpox, Smallpox.

pox

(poks)
1. An eruptive disease, usually qualified by a descriptive prefix, e.g., smallpox, cowpox, chickenpox.
2. An eruption, first papular then pustular, occurring in chronic antimony poisoning.
3. Archaic or colloquial term for syphilis (also called great pox).
[var. of pl. pocks]

pox

1. Any of the various infectious diseases, such as CHICKENPOX or cowpox, that cause blistering skin rashes. Some are caused by POXVIRUSES. Chickenpox is caused by a HERPES virus.
2. A slang term for SYPHILIS, which is not a pox.

Pox

A pus-filled bump on the skin.
Mentioned in: Smallpox

pox

(poks)
An eruptive disease, usually qualified by a descriptive prefix; e.g., smallpox, cowpox, chickenpox.
[var. of pl. pocks]

pox

a group of diseases caused by poxviruses and affecting primarily the skin and manifested by a characteristic progression of lesions from erythema to papule to vesicle to pustule to a round, reddish, raised scab about 0.5 inch diameter to a pock mark which remains at the site of lesions after healing. Includes buffalopox, camelpox, canarypox, catpox, cowpox, ectromelia (2), elephantpox, fowlpox, goatpox, horsepox, monkeypox, parrotpox, pseudocowpox, rabbitpox, sealpox, sheeppox, swinepox.