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Meaning of POX

Pronunciation:  pâks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
  2. [n]  a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

POX is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: syph, syphilis
 See Also: chancre, chickenpox, contagion, contagious disease, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, neurosyphilis, primary syphilis, secondary syphilis, sexually transmitted disease, smallpox, social disease, tertiary syphilis, varicella, variola, VD, venereal disease, Venus's curse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pox\, n. [For pocks, OE. pokkes. See {Pock}. It is plural
    in form but is used as a singular.] (Med.)
    Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but
    chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four diseases, --
    the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the
    venereal diseases.
    Note: Pox, when used without an epithet, as in imprecations,
          formerly signified smallpox; but it now signifies
  2. \Pox\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poxed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
Thesaurus Terms
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