pox

Definitions:

  • A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
  • Syphilis.
  • Misfortune or calamity.
  • To communicate the pox or venereal disease to.
  • A disease characterized by eruptive pocks or pustules upon the body.
  • 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.
  • To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
  • A <xref>disease</xref> characterized by <xref>purulent</xref> <xref>skin</xref> <xref>eruptions</xref> that may leave <xref>pockmarks</xref>.
  • <xref>Syphilis</xref>.
  • To <xref>infect</xref> with the pox, or <xref>syphilis</xref>.
  • a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
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