Any virus of the family Poxviridae.
- p. officinalis SYN: vaccinia virus.

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pox·vi·rus 'päks-.vī-rəs n any of the family Poxviridae of brick-shaped or ovoid double-stranded DNA viruses

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one of a group of large DNA-containing viruses including those that cause smallpox (variola) and cowpox (vaccinia) in humans, and pox and tumours in animals.

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pox·vi·rus (poksґvi-rəs) any virus belonging to the family Poxviridae. poxviral adj

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