noun (U) a disease that cows suffer from and that can be given to humans to protect them from smallpox

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  • Cowpox — Classification and external resources ICD 10 B08.0 ICD 9 051.01 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • cowpox — [kou′päks΄] n. a contagious viral disease of cows that causes pustules on the udders: people inoculated with a vaccine containing the virus of cowpox become temporarily immune to smallpox …   English World dictionary

  • Cowpox — Cow pox ( p[o^]ks ), n. (Med.) A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects from the smallpox; vaccinia; called also {kinepox}, {cowpock}, and {kinepock}. Dunglison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowpox — Enfermedad infecciosa pustulosa de los pezones de la vaca. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • cowpox — |caupócs| s. m. 2 núm. O mesmo que vacina.   ‣ Etimologia: de cow, vaca + pox, varíola …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cowpox — /kow poks /, n. Vet. Pathol. an eruptive disease appearing on the teats and udders of cows, in which small pustules form that contain a virus used in the vaccination of humans against smallpox. [1790 1800; COW1 + POX] * * * ▪ disease also called… …   Universalium

  • cowpox — cow·pox kau̇ .päks n a mild eruptive disease of the cow that is caused by a poxvirus of the genus Orthopoxvirus (species Cowpox virus) and that when communicated to humans protects against smallpox called also variola vaccinia * * * n. a virus… …   Medical dictionary

  • cowpox — noun Date: 1798 a mild eruptive disease of the cow that is caused by a poxvirus (species Cowpox virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus) and that when communicated to humans protects against smallpox …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cowpox virus —   Cowpox virus Clasificación de los virus Grupo: I (Virus ADN …   Wikipedia Español

  • cowpox virus — a virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus that causes cowpox; it is closely related to vaccinia virus …   Medical dictionary

  • cowpox — noun A pustular, eruptive skin disease of cattle caused by an Orthopoxvirus, with lesions occurring principally on the udder and teats. Human infection may occur from touching cows, and gives immunity to smallpox …   Wiktionary

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