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smallpox

noun small·pox \ˈsml-ˌpäks\

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

Full Definition of SMALLPOX

:  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

First Known Use of SMALLPOX

1518

smallpox

noun small·pox \ˈsml-ˌpäks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SMALLPOX

:  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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