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chicken pox

noun

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

Full Definition of CHICKEN POX

:  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

First Known Use of CHICKEN POX

1619

chicken pox

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHICKEN POX

:  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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