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Related to Pox Disease: Poxvirus variolae

pox

1. any disease characterized by the formation of pustules on the skin that often leave pockmarks when healed
2. an informal name for syphilis

pox

[päks]
(medicine)
A vesicular or pustular exanthematic disease that may leave pit scars.
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Patterson and Porter's team collected mucus samples from the surface of corals infected with white pox disease.