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n. pl. pox·vi·rus·es
Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses, including those that cause smallpox, cowpox, and other poxlike diseases in vertebrates.


(Pathology) any of the viruses responsible for pox diseases


(ˈpɒksˌvaɪ rəs)

n. pl. -rus•es.
any of various large, brick-shaped or ovoid viruses of the family Poxviridae, including the viruses that cause smallpox and other pox diseases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poxvirus - any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates
myxoma virus - a poxvirus closely related to smallpox virus; causes benign gelatinous tumors in humans
smallpox virus, variola virus - the virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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The gross and microscopic lesions in the skin of this scarlet macaw are consistent with avian poxvirus infection and secondary candidiasis and bacterial infection.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Poxvirus Infections, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
Pathologic examination of poxvirus infected tumor-like lesions in Chinese geese.
Humane and lawful" measures to control the population of greys, which carry a poxvirus which is deadly to red squirrels, have been introduced on the Duchy of Cornwall estate.
Inger Damon, poxvirus chief at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote Thursday in the journal PLoS Pathogens.
Molluscum Contagiosum virus (MCV), is the only known humanadapted poxvirus and causes a long-term infection with a relatively weak immune response from the host.
It is a viral infection caused by a member of the poxvirus group and is an infection primarily of sheep and goat.
a former postdoctoral researcher in Malik's lab, and colleagues conducted an experiment in cell culture using vaccinia virus, the type of poxvirus used in the smallpox vaccine, to mimic viral adaptation and evolution as it occurs in nature.
In collaboration with Jay Shendure and Adam Geballe at the University of Washington the scientists have found that the virus vaccinia, a member of the poxvirus family, increases the size of its genome when it confronts the immune system, thereby increasing the odds of a random mutation that will improve its survival.
A phase I-II clinical trial with JX-594, a targeted and GM-CSF-armed oncolytic poxvirus, by the intratumoral injection in patients with liver tumors [Poster A156].
Dryvax was used to create ACAM2000, which is made using a live poxvirus called vaccinia.
Philippa Mitchell, people and wildlife officer for the Save our Squirrels project, said: "The squirrel poxvirus can kill red squirrels in two weeks but if caught in the early stages it can be treated.