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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.

[Alteration of pocks, from Middle English, pl. of pocke, pokke; see pock.]

pox

(pɒks)
n
1. (Pathology) any disease characterized by the formation of pustules on the skin that often leave pockmarks when healed
2. (Pathology) the pox an informal name for syphilis
3. a pox on someone (interjection) archaic an expression of intense disgust or aversion for someone
[C15: changed from pocks, plural of pock]

pox

(pɒks)

n.
1. a disease characterized by multiple skin pustules, as smallpox.
2. syphilis.
3. curse; plague: A pox on you and your bright ideas!
[1540–50 (earlier as surname); sp. variant of pocks, pl. of pock]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pox - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochetepox - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
primary syphilis - the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection
secondary syphilis - the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane
tertiary syphilis - the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
neurosyphilis - syphilis of the central nervous system
chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
2.pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
smallpox, variola, variola major - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
chickenpox, varicella - an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
cowpox, vaccinia - a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
Translations

pox

[pɒks] N the pox (= VD) → (la) sífilis; (= smallpox) → (la) viruela
a pox on them! (archaic) → ¡malditos sean!

pox

n (old) (= smallpox)Pocken pl, → Blattern pl; (= syphilis)Syphilis f; a pox on …! (old)zur Hölle mit …!

pox

[pɒks] n the pox (fam) → il mal francese
see also chickenpox

pox

n. enfermedad eruptiva de la piel caracterizada por manifestación de vesículas que se convierten en pústulas.
References in classic literature ?
I could plainly discover whence one family derives a long chin; why a second has abounded with knaves for two generations, and fools for two more; why a third happened to be crack-brained, and a fourth to be sharpers; whence it came, what Polydore Virgil says of a certain great house, NEC VIR FORTIS, NEC FOEMINA CASTA; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended scrofulous tumours to their posterity.
As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.
how would he be trembling for fear he had got the pox, for fear a dart had struck through his liver, and hate himself every time he looked back upon the madness and brutality of his debauch
Avian pox appears to be a rare condition in psittacine birds located in the United States and primarily causes ocular or upper digestive tract lesions in affected birds.
NEW YORK, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Chicken Pox Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015" provides an overview of Chicken Pox clinical trials scenario.
Was this the start of the very scarysounding chicken pox - I won't even go into the visuals which were going through my diddy head - or were these just a few spots being displayed by a pre-schooler who had woken up in a bit of a fettle?
The beginning of the pox is in early August when 2 sheep have suddenly died.
Years ago, neighbours would bring their children round to chicken pox parties to catch them and get a childhood disease over with that could cause complications if caught later in life.
Chicken pox causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever, the statement said, adding that the disease may last within 5 to 10 days.
Rachel Miller, Red Squirrel field officer at the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire and North Merseyside, said: "The research found that one red squirrel definitely survived the pox and it was released back into Ainsdale where it was originally found.
The " different pattern" of adults contracting the disease have left the doctors wondering if there is a change in the virus strain responsible for chicken pox circulating in Delhi.
Prior to that, chicken pox was ubiquitous, with more than 90 percent of young people experiencing infection by the age of 20.