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pox

 [poks]
any eruptive or pustular disease, especially one caused by a virus, such as chickenpox, cowpox, or smallpox.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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pox

Infection disease See Chickenpox, Smallpox.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Pox

A pus-filled bump on the skin.
Mentioned in: Smallpox
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pox

(poks)
An eruptive disease, usually qualified by a descriptive prefix; e.g., smallpox, cowpox, chickenpox.
[var. of pl. pocks]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The isolates used were collected from Acropora palmata corals infected with white pox disease from the locations of the Florida Keys, Mexico, the U.S.
Prevalence of goat pox disease in punjab province of Pakistan.
In Pakistanistan goat pox disease has been recorded in the province of Punjab and Khaiber Pakistanhtoonkhwa since 1975.
Patterson and Porter have discovered that white pox disease, which targets elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata), is caused by the fecal bacterium Serratia marcescens.