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[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.


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