Definition of orthopoxvirus in English:

orthopoxvirus

Syllabification: or·tho·pox·vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈôrTHōˌpäksˌvīrəs
 
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noun

  • Any of a set of viruses pathological in humans and animals that includes the cowpox, smallpox, and monkeypox viruses.
    • GenusOrthopoxvirus, family Poxviridae
    More example sentences
    • The disease is caused by Monkeypox virus, which belongs to the orthopoxvirus group of viruses.
    • Guidelines for vaccination of laboratory personnel who directly handle orthopoxviruses have not changed.
    • Smallpox is an orthopoxvirus, was certified as eradicated in 1980, and no longer occurs naturally.

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