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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 research showed that the synthetic horsepox virus could provide vaccine protection in a mouse model of poxvirus infection.
An emergent poxvirus from humans and cattle in Rio de Janeiro State: Cantagalo virus may derive from Brazilian smallpox vaccine.
Developing and applying control strategies to prevent the Kunjin and Poxvirus which cause skin lesions in crocodiles.
Sheep poxvirus identification from clinical specimens by PCR, cell culture, immunofluorescence and agar gel immunoprecipitation assay.
Since then a variety of attenuated poxvirus strains has been explored as vaccine vectors, e.
Molluscum is a benign viral skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, which is a member of the poxvirus family.
On May 2010, a young American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) of the Lisbon Zoo (Portugal) developed a nodular lesion suggestive of poxvirus infection on its right foot.
Group member Rachel Locke said the arrival of grey squirrels would see the spread of the deadly poxvirus and greys outcompeting reds for food.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV), picornavirus (enterovirus 70, Coxsackie A24), varicella-zoster virus, poxvirus (molluscum contagiosum and vaccinia), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are some of the other viruses that are responsible for the infection.
The virus is usually a benign skin disorder caused by the poxvirus and is spread by person-to-person contact and contaminated fomites (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015).
The root cause of molluscum contagiosum is a poxvirus infection that spreads by skin-to-skin contact.