Meaning of poxvirus

pox•vi•rus

Pronunciation: (poks'vī"rus), [key]
— -rus•es.
  1. any of a group of large, brick-shaped DNA-containing viruses that infect humans and other animals, including the viruses of smallpox and various other poxes.
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