Any of a group of DNA viruses, of the family Poxviridae, that cause pox diseases in vertebrates

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  • poxvirus — ● poxvirus nom masculin Famille de virus à A.D.N. comprenant les Orthopoxviridæ, responsables de maladies éruptives (variole, vaccine), et les Parapoxviridæ, responsables de lésions cutanées (nodule des trayeurs, orf, molluscum contagiosum).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • poxvirus — Miembro de una familia de virus que incluye a los organismos que producen el molusco contagioso, la viruela y la vacuna. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • poxvirus — [päks′vī΄rəs] n. any of a family (Poxviridae) of very large, complex DNA viruses affecting skin tissue, including those causing smallpox, cowpox, etc …   English World dictionary

  • poxvirus — /poks vuy reuhs/, n. pl. poxviruses. any of a group of large, brick shaped DNA containing viruses that infect humans and other animals, including the viruses of smallpox and various other poxes. [1940 45; POX + VIRUS] * * * Any of a group of… …   Universalium

  • poxvirus — Cualquiera de un grupo de virus causantes de una amplia variedad de enfermedades pustulosas en los seres humanos y otros animales. Un poxvirus era la causa de la viruela (la varicela es causada por el virus varicela zoster). La partícula viral… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • poxvirus — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1941 any of a family (Poxviridae) of brick shaped or ovoid double stranded DNA viruses (as the causative agents of cowpox and smallpox) having a fluffy appearance caused by a covering of tubules or filaments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Poxvirus — Poxviridae Poxviridés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • poxvirus — Any virus of the family Poxviridae. p. officinalis SYN: vaccinia virus. * * * pox·vi·rus päks .vī rəs n any of the family Poxviridae of brick shaped or ovoid double stranded DNA viruses * * * n. one of a group of large DNA containing viruses… …   Medical dictionary

  • poxvirus — n. any infectious virus that causes smallpox chickenpox or other related diseases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poxvirus — noun Medicine any of a group of large DNA viruses that cause smallpox and similar infectious diseases …   English new terms dictionary

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