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variola

noun va·ri·o·la \və-ˈrī-ə-lə; ˌver-ē-ˈō-lə\

Definition of VARIOLA

:  smallpox; also :  its causative poxvirus (species Variola virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus)

Origin of VARIOLA

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, pustule, pox, from Late Latin, pustule, probably from varius various
First Known Use: 1543
Medical Dictionary

variola

noun va·ri·o·la \və-ˈrī-ə-lə\

Medical Definition of VARIOLA

:  smallpox; also :  the poxvirus of the genus Orthopoxvirus (species Variola virus) that is the causative agent of smallpox

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