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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.

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

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

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