varicella

noun
var·​i·​cel·​la | \ ˌver-ə-ˈse-lə How to pronounce varicella (audio) , ˌva-rə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Astronauts have had reactivations of Epstein-Barr and varicella-zoster viral infections—a function of a change in immune status. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Sneaky New Bacteria on the ISS Could Build a Future on Mars," 5 Apr. 2021 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020 Many vaccines, like flu vaccines, are refrigerated between two and eight degrees C. Only a couple have to be frozen to –20 C, such as [those for] varicella and zoster. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "The COVID Cold Chain: How a Vaccine Will Get to You," 19 Nov. 2020 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020 For some viruses, such as the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox, immunity can last for decades. Jill Neimark, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Is the Best Strategy to Deploy a Covid-19 Vaccine?," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of varicella

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varicella

borrowed from New Latin, from vari- (in variola variola) + Medieval Latin -cella, diminutive suffix (extracted from nouns such as nāvicella, diminutive of Latin nāvicula "boat," diminutive of nāvis "ship")

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The first known use of varicella was in 1771

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9 Apr 2021

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“Varicella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varicella. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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varicella

noun
var·​i·​cel·​la | \ ˌvar-ə-ˈsel-ə How to pronounce varicella (audio) \

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