Definition of Smallpox virus

1. Noun. The virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon.

Exact synonyms: Variola Virus
Generic synonyms: Poxvirus
Specialized synonyms: Variola Major, Variola Major Virus, Variola Minor, Variola Minor Virus



Medical Definition of Smallpox virus

1. Virus responsible for smallpox. Said to have been completely eradicated. Large DNA virus (brick like, 250-390nm x 20-260nm) with complex outer and inner membranes (not derived from plasma membrane of host cell). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Smallpox virus

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The most important of them were by Theile of Kasan, Russia (1839), who succeeded in transferring smallpox virus to a cow, and after several removes ..."

2. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"Cattle are not subject to smallpox, but, when smallpox virus is introduced into the skin of a calf, it produces cowpox. When smallpox is thus converted into ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"Cattle are not subject to smallpox, but, when smallpox virus is introduced into the skin of a calf, it produces cowpox. When smallpox is thus converted into ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1902)
"NEGATIVE RESULTS OF ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE THE ACTIVE PRINCIPLES OF VACCINE AND SMALLPOX VIRUS TO PASS THROUGH FILTERS IMPERVIOUS TO BACTERIA. As is well known, ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1916)
"Inoculation of calves with smallpox virus is a most uncertain procedure and Park states that he has been unable to obtain success after many such ..."

6. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"... passage of smallpox virus through calves produces vaccine virus. Inoculation of calves with smallpox virus is a most uncertain procedure and Park states ..."

7. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"Inoculation erf calves with smallpox virus is a most uncertain procedure and Park states that he has been unable to obtain success after many such ..."

8. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"Inoculation of calves with smallpox virus is a most uncertain procedure and Park states that he has been unable to obtain success after many such ..."

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