swinepox

noun
swine·pox
variants: or swine pox

Medical Definition of swinepox 

: a mild virus disease of young pigs that is marked by fever, loss of appetite, relative indifference to normal stimuli, and formation of skin lesions suggestive of those of smallpox and that is caused by a poxvirus (species Swinepox virus of the genus Suipoxvirus) transmitted especially by the hog louse

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