Definition of fowlpox in English:


Syllabification: fowl·pox
Pronunciation: /ˈfoulˌpäks


  • A slow-spreading viral disease of birds that produces wartlike nodules on the skin. Infestations sometimes threaten commercial poultry interests.
    • Avipoxvirus, family Poxviridae
    More example sentences
    • Since fowlpox is among the largest of viruses, containing more than 200 genes, it is not surprising to find spontaneous, genetic exchange occurring between distinct viruses attacking the same birds.
    • This serious limitation is not observed with canarypox or fowlpox vectors but applies to BCG, poliovirus, or human adenovirus.
    • A new form of fowlpox, he said, now threatens poultry production and requires a new vaccine strategy.

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