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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New Latin


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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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