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horsepox

[hawrs-poks] /ˈhɔrsˌpɒks/
noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
a disease in horses caused by a virus and characterized by eruptions in the mouth and on the skin.
Origin of horsepox
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; horse + pox
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