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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a disease in horses caused by a virus and characterized by eruptions in the mouth and on the skin.
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Origin of horsepox

First recorded in 1650–60; horse + pox
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Examples from the Web for horsepox

Historical Examples

  • Cowpox or horsepox may be accidentally transmitted by inoculation.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Horsepox is also frequently mistaken for the exanthemata attending some forms of venereal disease in horses.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture