Definitions for: Cowpox


[n] a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: vaccinia

See Also: animal disease

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