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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.
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(Pathology) any of the viruses responsible for pox diseases
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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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