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coxnoun [C]

uk   /kɒks/  us   /kɑːks/ (formal coxswain, uk   /ˈkɒk.sən/  us   /ˈkɑːk-/ )
the ​person who ​sits in the back of a rowingboat and ​controlsitsdirection: Coxes are often ​small, ​lightpeople.

coxverb [I or T]

uk   /kɒks/  us   /kɑːks/
to ​act as a cox: She coxed for her ​college for three ​seasons. He coxed the ​winning eight.

COXnoun [U]

uk   /kɒks/  us   /kɑːks/ specialized
an abbreviation for cyclooxygenase: an ​enzyme that ​causes a ​chemicalreaction in the ​body, one of the ​results of which is ​pain and ​inflammation (= ​red, ​painful, ​swollenareas). There are two different ​kinds of COX, COX-1 and COX-2: COX-2 ​inhibitors
(Definition of cox from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (划艇的)舵手…
in Chinese (Traditional) (划艇的)舵手…
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