- The definition of cox, short for coxswain, means the person in charge of a boat or its crew.
An example of a cox is the person directing rowers in a racing boat.
- To cox is defined as to act as a coxswain at the helm of a racing boat crew.
An example of cox is to direct rowers in a racing boat.
coxswain (sense )
to be a coxswain for (a boat or crew, esp. a racing shell or its crew)
intr. & tr.v.coxed, cox·ing, cox·es
To act as coxswain or serve as coxswain for.
One of two isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins. It is present in cells throughout the body and is inhibited by NSAIDs.
Origin of COX-c(yclo)ox(ygenase)
One of two isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins. It is specifically induced at sites of inflammation and can be selectively inhibited by certain NSAIDs in order to reduce pain.
- Acronym of cyclooxygenase.