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poxvirus

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Definition of poxvirus in English:

noun

Medicine
Any of a group of large DNA viruses that cause smallpox and similar infectious diseases in vertebrates.
Example sentences
  • The vaccine is freeze-dried, live vaccinia virus, a poxvirus related to smallpox virus.
  • Bacteriophage is a tailed, double-stranded DNA virus that serves as an important model for assembly of large DNA viruses such as herpes and poxviruses.
  • Like all viruses, poxviruses co-opt various cellular molecules and processes to enter a cell, replicate and then spread to uninfected cells.

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