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(Science: medicine) A pustule raised on the surface of the body in variolous and vaccine diseases. Of pokkes and of scab every sore. (Chaucer)

Origin: OE. Pokke, AS. Pocc, poc; akin to D. Pok, G. Pocke, and perh. To E. Poke a pocket. Cf. Pox.