from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See smallpox.
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- n. smallpox
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The smallpox.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pustular apothecium occurring on certain lichens.
- n. Smallpox; a specific contagious disease characterized by an eruption of papules, becoming vesicular and then pustular, and attended by high fever, racking pains in the head and spine, and severe constitutional disturbance.
- n. [capitalized] [NL. (Swainson, 1839).] A genus of fishes
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- n. a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
New Latin, from Medieval Latin, pustule, from Latin varius, speckled.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin or Medical Latin variola, from Latin varius. (Wiktionary)