Meaning of “cowpox” in the English Dictionary


"cowpox" in English

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cowpoxnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkaʊ.pɒks/ us /ˈkaʊ.pɑːks/

Examples from literature

  • Smallpox and cowpox are closely allied and the substances formed in the blood by the one are resistant to the virus of the other. 
  • The disease becomes modified when transferred to cattle, producing what is known as cowpox, in which vesicles similar to those of smallpox appear on the skin. 
  • The germ of cowpox, which is believed to be either the cow or horse variety of human smallpox, is cultivated upon healthy calves. 

(Definition of “cowpox” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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