variola

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