poxvirus

noun
pox·​vi·​rus | \ ˈpäks-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce poxvirus (audio) \

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

Examples of poxvirus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In another study, Messaoudi and colleagues provided rhesus monkeys access to alcoholic beverages for seven months and then looked at how their bodies responded to a vaccine against poxvirus. Anahad O’connor New York Times, Star Tribune, 27 Apr. 2021 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 Once the researchers glued the full genome together and introduced it into cells infected by another type of poxvirus, the cells began to produce infectious particles. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of poxvirus

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poxvirus

New Latin

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“Poxvirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poxvirus. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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poxvirus

noun
pox·​vi·​rus | \ ˈpäks-ˌvī-rəs How to pronounce poxvirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of poxvirus

: any of the family Poxviridae of brick-shaped or ovoid double-stranded DNA viruses

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