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swinepox

[ swahyn-poks ]
/ ˈswaɪnˌpɒks /
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noun

a variety of chicken pox.
Veterinary Pathology. a mild pox disease of swine, caused by a virus related to that of cowpox, characterized by the appearance of pustules in the skin, especially of the abdomen.

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Origin of swinepox

First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for swinepox

swinepox
/ (ˈswaɪnˌpɒks) /

noun

Also called: variola porcina (pɔːˈsɑɪnə) an acute infectious viral disease of pigs characterized by skin eruptions
a form of chickenpox in which the skin eruptions are not pitted
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