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Definition 1: a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks - [noun denoting state]

(pox is a kind of ...) any disease easily transmitted by contact

(... is a kind of pox ) a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars

(... is a kind of pox ) an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body

(... is a kind of pox ) a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox

Definition 2: a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for pox in the sense of this definition

(pox is a kind of ...) a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

(... is a kind of pox ) the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection

(... is a kind of pox ) the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane

(... is a kind of pox ) the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver

(... is a kind of pox ) syphilis of the central nervous system

(pox is a part of ...) a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)

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