pox: Meaning and Definition of


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