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Noun: pox  póks
  1. A common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
    - syphilis, syph [informal], lues venerea, lues
  2. A contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

Sounds like: poultry, py, pox

Derived forms: poxes

Type of: contagion, contagious disease, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse

Encyclopedia: Pox