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.