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pox



Pronunciation: (poks), [key]
n. Pathol.
1. a disease characterized by multiple skin pustules, as smallpox.
2. syphilis.
3. Also called soil rot. Plant Pathol.a 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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