Definition of monkeypox in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməNGkēˌpäks/


A viral disease of African origin, related to smallpox and transmitted to humans through fluid exchange by rodents and primates.
Example sentences
  • Smallpox vaccine has been reported to reduce the risk of monkeypox among previously vaccinated persons in Africa.
  • The world has recently seen an emergence or re-emergence of infectious diseases such as smallpox, SARS, West Nile virus, and monkeypox.
  • Today monkeypox is not spreading fast, but the slow decline of immunization to smallpox may nudge monkeypox up into the breakout zone.

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Syllabification: mon·key·pox

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