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English definition of “COX”


noun [U]     /kɒks/ US  // 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 Medicine
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