Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having the appearance of smallpox
  • verb To infect with smallpox

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  • Resembling smallpox, as a lesion.

    February 8, 2008