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COX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cox mean? 

COX (noun)
  The noun COX has 2 senses:

1. either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin
2. the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew

  Familiarity information: COX used as a noun is rare.


COX (verb)
  The verb COX has 1 sense:

1. act as the coxswain, in a boat race

  Familiarity information: COX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COX (noun)


Sense 1Cox [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

Cox; cyclooxygenase

Hypernyms ("Cox" is a kind of...):

enzyme (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Cox"):

Cox-1; cyclooxygenase-1 (an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins that are important for the health of the stomach lining and kidneys)

Cox-2; cyclooxygenase-2 (an enzyme that makes prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain and fever)


Sense 2cox [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

coxswain; cox

Hypernyms ("cox" is a kind of...):

helmsman; steerer; steersman (the person who steers a ship)


COX (verb)


Sense 1cox [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act as the coxswain, in a boat race

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "cox" is one way to...):

be; follow (work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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