alastrim

Definitions of alastrim
  1. noun
    a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
    synonyms: Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, West Indian smallpox, milk pox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, white pox
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    type of:
    smallpox, variola, variola major
    a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
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