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COX

noun [U] uk   /kɒks/  us   /kɑːks/ specialized
an abbreviation for cyclooxygenase: an enzyme that causes a chemical reaction in the body, one of the results of which is pain and inflammation (= red, painful, swollen areas). There are two different kinds of COX, COX-1 and COX-2: COX-2 inhibitors
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in Chinese (Traditional) (划艇的)舵手…
in Chinese (Simplified) (划艇的)舵手…
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