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

  • n. A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who have been previously vaccinated or who have had the disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or resembling smallpox
  • n. A milder outbreak of smallpox occurring in a person who has previously been infected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.
  • n. The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling variola or smallpox.
  • Resembling measles; having the appearance of measles, as the skin of diseased pigs.
  • n. Modified smallpox; a mild form of smallpox which may abort at the vesicular stage, occurring usually in those who are partially protected by vaccination.

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