pox virus

poxvirus

[poks-vahy-ruhs]
noun, plural poxviruses.
any of a group of large, brick-shaped DNA-containing viruses that infect humans and other animals, including the viruses of smallpox and various other poxes.

Origin:
1940–45; pox + virus

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poxvirus pox·vi·rus (pŏks'vī'rəs)
n.
A virus of the family Poxviridae.

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