Pox meaning

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A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
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Syphilis.
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Misfortune or calamity.
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Any of various diseases characterized by skin eruptions, as smallpox or chickenpox.
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Syphilis.
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A disease such as chickenpox or smallpox, characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
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Syphilis.
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Misfortune or calamity.
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(pathology) A disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.
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(dated) To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
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Origin of pox

  • Alteration of pocks from Middle English pl. of pocke, pokke pock
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English pokkes, plural of the ancestor of pock (which see).
    From Wiktionary