pox: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (poks), [key]
— n. Pathol.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a disease characterized by multiple skin pustules, as smallpox.
- Also calleda disease of sweet potatoes, characterized by numerous pitlike lesions on the roots, caused by a fungus, Streptomyces ipomoea.
- (used interjectionally to express distaste, rejection, aversion, etc.): A pox on you and your bright ideas!