Definitions of pox

  1. Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four diseases, -- the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal diseases.
  2. To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
  3. A disease consisting of pustules or eruptions of any kind, as, the small- pox, chicken- pox, the vaccine, and the lues venerea.
  4. Pustules or eruptions of any kind on the skin; an eruptive disease, as small- pox.
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