varicella

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noun var·i·cel·la \ˌver-ə-ˈse-lə, ˌva-rə-\

Definition of varicella

Origin and Etymology of 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”)


First Known Use: 1771


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varicella

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noun var·i·cel·la \ˌvar-ə-ˈsel-ə\

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