Definition of Camelpox

1. Noun. A viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox. "With a little genetic engineering camelpox could be used as a bioweapon"

Generic synonyms: Animal Disease



Medical Definition of Camelpox

1. A severe generalised disease of camels in northern Africa and southwestern Asia caused by the camelpox virus and characterised by extensive skin lesions. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camelpox

camelids
camelina
cameline
camelines
camelish
camellia
camellias
camellike
cameloid
cameloid anaemia
cameloid cell
cameloids
camelopard
camelopards
camelots
camelpox (current term)
camelpox virus
camelries
camelry
camels
camelshair
cameltoes
camemberts
cameo
cameo lighting
cameoed
cameoing
cameos
camera

Literary usage of Camelpox

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1. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"... disease virus Bovine spongiform en- cephalopathy Bovine infectious petechial fever agent Brucellosis melitensis camelpox virus Cochliomyia hominivorax ..."

2. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"... disease virus Bovine ephemeral fever Bovine infectious petechial fever agent camelpox virus Foot and mouth disease virus Fowl plague virus Histoplasma ..."

3. National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism edited by Joseph E. McDade (1999)
"Iraq has produced anthrax for use in Scud missiles and conducted research on camelpox virus, which is closely related to smallpox (2). ..."

4. High-Impact Terrorism: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop by National Research Council, Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Carnegie Corporation of New York (2002)
"Iraq (1980s to probably present) investigated weaponizing aflatoxin, anthrax, camelpox (which may have been investigated as a surrogate for smallpox), ..."

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