[poks-vahy-ruh s] /ˈpɒksˌvaɪ rəs/
noun, plural poxviruses.
any of a group of large, brick-shaped DNA-containing that infect humans and other animals, including the of smallpox and various other .
poxvirus pox·vi·rus (pŏks’vī’rəs)
A virus of the family Poxviridae.
/ˈpɒksɪ/ adjective (slang) poxier, poxiest 1. having or having had syphilis 2. rotten; lousy adjective infected with a pox Word Origin from chickenpox, smallpox adj. 1853 in literal sense, from pox + -y (2). As a deprecatory adjective, attested in English dialects by 1899.
[paw-yahng] /ˈpɔˈyɑŋ/ noun 1. a lake in E China, in Kiangsi province. 90 miles (145 km) long.
- Poyang lake
/ˈpɔːˈjæŋ/ noun 1. a lake in E China, in N Jiangxi province, connected by canal with the Yangtze River: the second largest lake in China. Area (at its greatest): 2780 sq km (1073 sq miles)
[poin-tel] /ˈpɔɪn tɛl/ noun 1. . [poin-tl] /ˈpɔɪn tl/ noun 1. a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.