hox

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hox

  1. (genetics) homeobox
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hox (third-person singular simple present hoxes, present participle hoxing, simple past and past participle hoxed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To hock; to hamstring; to cripple; to disable.
    • c. 1610–1611, Shakespeare, William, The Winter's Tale, Act 1, Scene 2:
      To bide upon't: thou art not honest; or / If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward, / Which hoxes honesty behind, restraining / From course required.
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