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smallpox

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noun small·pox \ˈsmȯl-ˌpäks\

Simple Definition of smallpox

  • : a serious disease that causes fever and a rash and often death

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of smallpox

  1. :  an acute contagious febrile disease of humans that is caused by a poxvirus (species Variola virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus), is characterized by a skin eruption with pustules, sloughing, and scar formation, and is believed to have been eradicated globally by widespread vaccination —called also variola


SMALLPOX Defined for Kids

smallpox

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noun small·pox \ˈsmȯl-ˌpäks\

Definition of smallpox for Students

  1. :  a sometimes deadly disease in which fever and skin rash occur and which is believed to have been wiped out worldwide by vaccination




Medical Dictionary

smallpox

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noun small·pox \ˈsmȯl-ˌpäks\

Medical Definition of smallpox

  1. :  an acute contagious febrile disease of humans that is caused by a poxvirus of the genus Orthopoxvirus (species Variola virus), is characterized by skin eruption with pustules, sloughing, and scar formation, and is believed to have been eradicated globally by widespread vaccination—called also variola; see variola major, variola minor





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