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cox

noun \ ˈkäks \

Definition of cox

coxed

play \ˈkäkst\ adjective

coxless

play \ˈkäks-ləs\ adjective

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First Known Use of cox

1869

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cox

verb

Definition of cox

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First Known Use of cox

1881

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COX

noun \ ˈkäks \

Definition of COX

: cyclooxygenase often used with the number 1 or 2 to indicate one of the two variants of the enzyme

Origin and Etymology of cox

by shortening & alteration

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COX Defined for English Language Learners

cox

Definition of cox for English Language Learners

  • : a person who steers a rowing boat in races


Medical Dictionary

COX

noun \ ˈkäks \

medical Definition of COX

: cyclooxygenase often used with the number 1 or 2 to indicate one of the two variants of the enzyme
  • Aspirin and older NSAIDs affect both COX enzymes, reducing pain and inflammation but also increasing the risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding.
  • Food & Fitness AdvisorDecember 2004
— see cox-1, cox-2

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