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poxvirus

[ poks-vahy-ruhs ]
/ ˈpɒksˌvaɪ rəs /
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noun, plural pox·vi·rus·es.
any of a group of large, brick-shaped DNA-containing viruses that infect humans and other animals, including the viruses of smallpox and various other poxes.
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Origin of poxvirus

First recorded in 1940–45; pox + virus
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