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Medical Term:

pox

Pronunciation: poks

Definition:

  1. An eruptive disease, usually qualified by a descriptive prefix; smallpox, cowpox, chickenpox. See the specific term.
  2. Archaic or colloquial term for syphilis.

[var. of pl. pocks]

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