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cox

play
noun \ˈkäks\

Definition of cox

coxed

play \ˈkäkst\ adjective

coxless

play \ˈkäks-ləs\ adjective

1869

First Known Use of cox

1869

Other Nautical Terms


2

cox

verb

Definition of cox

1881

First Known Use of cox

1881

Other Nautical Terms


COX

play
noun \ˈkäks\

Definition of COX

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1990

Other Biochemistry Terms


COX Defined for English Language Learners

1

cox

play
noun \ˈkäks\

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

  1. :  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 Advisor, December 2004>; see cox-1, cox-2


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