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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.
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Greys traditionally out-compete the reds for resources and carry a squirrel pox disease which is fatal to the native species.
LSD is a pox disease of cattle that can cause depression, fever and nodules of varying size on the skin, mucous membranes and internal organs.
Additionally, coordination is underway for the implementation of veterinary preventive vaccination campaigns against clostridium and sheep pox disease targeting 350,000 animals including sheep, goats and cows in the project targeted districts plus other affected neighboring districts such as Khab Wa Al-Shaef, according to the news release.