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poxvirus

noun pox·vi·rus \ˈpäks-ˌvī-rəs\

Definition of POXVIRUS

:  any of a family (Poxviridae) of brick-shaped or ovoid double-stranded DNA viruses that have a surface lipoprotein membrane covered with tubular or globular structures and that include the vaccinia virus and the causative agents of cowpox, myxomatosis of rabbits, and smallpox
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Origin of POXVIRUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1941
Medical Dictionary

poxvirus

noun pox·vi·rus \ˈpäks-ˌvī-rəs\

Medical Definition of POXVIRUS

:  any of the family Poxviridae of brick-shaped or ovoid double-stranded DNA viruses

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