from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who have been previously vaccinated or who have had the disease.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Resembling variola or smallpox.
- Resembling measles; having the appearance of measles, as the skin of diseased pigs.
- noun Modified smallpox; a mild form of smallpox which may abort at the vesicular stage, occurring usually in those who are partially protected by vaccination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.
- adjective (Med.) Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.
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- adjective Of or resembling
- noun A
milder outbreakof smallpoxoccurring in a person who has previously been infected.
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While these cannot be called varioloid, yet the death rate is much lower than in smallpox occurring in the unvaccinated.
Cases of varioloid, which is a light form of small-pox, were of frequent occurrence.
Such a disease as the varioloid is a fit present, in return for slaves thus obtained! [
Is egotism a metaphysical varioloid of this malady?
It is only when we contrast the loathsomeness and danger of smallpox with the mildness and safety of vaccinia and varioloid that we grasp the greatness of the work which Jenner did for mankind.
= -- The death rate of smallpox in those who have been previously vaccinated at a comparatively recent date, or in varioloid, as it is called when thus modified by vaccination, is only
One woman that was vaccinated at that time, had varioloid, so the doctor said.
Moreover, by a singular malignancy of fortune, when she was twelve years old, she was attacked with varioloid, and taking a severe cold as she was getting well, had a relapse, and was left as you see her, not closely marked, but sufficiently pitted to attract attention.
At the end of January, a contagious disorder prevailed, called the varioloid.
It is true that at one time it was not clear what were the relationships of chickenpox and smallpox, of vaccinia and variola, of vaccinia and varioloid, of the various forms of pox in animals -- cowpox, swinepox, horsepox or grease -- either inter se or to human smallpox.