from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having pustules or marks like those of smallpox.
  • transitive v. To inoculate with the smallpox virus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the appearance of smallpox
  • v. To infect with smallpox

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, marked as if by smallpox.
  • To inoculate with the virus of smallpox.
  • In entomology, resembling a scar of smallpox: noting impressions or foveæ when they have a central prominence.
  • In botany, thickly marked with pustules or pits, as in smallpox.


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  • Resembling smallpox, as a lesion.

    February 8, 2008