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cowpox


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowpox  \Cow"pox`\  (-p[o^]ks`),  n.  (Med.) 
  A  pustular  eruptive  disease  of  the  cow,  which  when 
  communicated  to  the  human  system,  as  by  vaccination,  protects 
  from  the  smallpox;  vaccinia;  --  called  also  {kinepox}, 
  {cowpock},  and  {kinepock}.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowpox 
  n  :  a  viral  disease  of  cattle  causing  a  mild  skin  disease 
  affecting  the  udder;  used  to  innoculate  humans  against 
  smallpox  [syn:  {vaccinia}] 




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