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chicken pox

noun

Simple Definition of chicken pox

  • : a disease that often affects children and that causes a fever and red spots on the skin

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chicken pox

  1. :  an acute contagious disease especially of children marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 3 of the genus Varicellovirus) — compare shingles

1619

First Known Use of chicken pox

1619


CHICKEN POX Defined for Kids

chicken pox

noun

Definition of chicken pox for Students

  1. :  a contagious illness especially of children in which there is fever and the skin breaks out in watery blisters




Medical Dictionary

chicken pox

noun

Medical Definition of chicken pox

  1. :  an acute contagious disease especially of children that is marked by low-grade fever and formation of vesicles and that is caused by a herpesvirus of the genus Varicellovirus (species Human herpesvirus 3)—called also varicella; see shingles




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