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1. cowpox

noun. a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox.

Synonyms

  • vaccinia
  • animal disease

Etymology

  • cow (English)
  • cou (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pox (English)
  • pokkes (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word cowpox


1. Adjective
In 1796, Edward Jenner performed the first vaccination against smallpox by inoculating a young boy with cowpox matter.

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