Definitions for orthopoxvirus
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Any of the genus Orthopoxvirus of poxviruses, including smallpox and many species isolated from mammals.
Origin: From the genus name.
Orthopoxvirus is a genus of poxviruses that includes many species isolated from mammals, such as Camelpox virus, Cowpox virus, Ectromelia virus, Monkeypox virus, and Volepox virus, which causes mousepox. The most famous member of the genus is Variola virus, which causes smallpox. It was wiped out using another orthopoxvirus, the Vaccinia virus, as a vaccine.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of the family POXVIRIDAE, subfamily CHORDOPOXVIRINAE, comprising many species infecting mammals. Viruses of this genus cause generalized infections and a rash in some hosts. The type species is VACCINIA VIRUS.
The numerical value of orthopoxvirus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of orthopoxvirus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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