Recent Examples of pox from the Web
That team could recreate any pox virus—including the deadly smallpox—with minimal effort.
Kindergartners are required to be vaccinated against illnesses such as pertussis (Tdap); polio; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); and varicella, better known as chicken pox.
Six migrants had chicken pox and some 250 showed signs of scabies, so officials set up pressurized showers.
Shingles usually occurs after age 50 and is related to the childhood illness chicken pox.
The law, expected to take effect on June 1, comes as leaders across Europe move to tighten vaccination laws amid a spike in measles, chicken pox and mumps.
His childhood reads like a laundry list of illnesses: scarlet fever, measles, mumps, whooping cough, chicken pox, rubella, bronchitis.
Children must be immunized against nine diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis B., measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, tetanus and chicken pox.
The victim in this case was me—though there will soon be many others as Guy Ritchie’s pox on Camelot infests the multiplexes.
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Origin and Etymology of pox
alteration of pocks, plural of pock
First Known Use: circa 1530See Words from the same year
Definition of pox
: to infect with a pox and especially with syphilis
First Known Use of pox
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Definition of pox for English Language Learners
: a disease that causes a rash on the skin
—used to say that you hope something bad will happen to someone or something
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