cowpox

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noun cow·pox \ˈkau̇-ˌpäks\

Definition of cowpox

  1. :  a mild eruptive disease of the cow that is caused by a poxvirus (species Cowpox virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus) and that when communicated to humans protects against smallpox

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First Known Use of cowpox

1798


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cowpox

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noun cow·pox \ˈkau̇-ˌpäks\

Medical Definition of cowpox

  1. :  a mild eruptive disease of the cow that is caused by a poxvirus of the genus Orthopoxvirus (species Cowpox virus) and that when communicated to humans protects against smallpox—called also variola vaccinia


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