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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates.

Usage examples (20)
  • The smallpox vaccine is made using a poxvirus that infects cows (cowpox or vaccinia).
  • So far the most promising of these vaccines has been one using another poxvirus -- canarypox -- to deliver HIV recombinants (See Table 2).
  • Other vaccine trials using the poxvirus vaccinia as a vector to deliver live recombinant HIV (based on glycoprotein 160) have been found safe, and have stimulated...
  • OSU biochemistry researchers make a poxvirus breakthrough for more
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