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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

(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

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]