- 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.
Origin of swinepox
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for swinepox
Sometime after Jenner had used the swinepox matter, he began to talk among his medical neighbours of using cowpox matter.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
He inoculated his eldest son with the matter of swinepox and produced a disease similar to a very mild smallpox.
In the course of his researches he was led to conclude that swinepox, as well as cowpox, was only a variety of smallpox.
- 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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