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Meaning of COWPOX

Pronunciation:  'kaw`pâks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
 

COWPOX is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: vaccinia
 
 See Also: animal disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cow"pox`\ (-p[o^]ks`), n. (Med.)
A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when
communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects
from the smallpox; vaccinia; -- called also {kinepox},
{cowpock}, and {kinepock}. --Dunglison.

 

 

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