variola major

noun

Medical Definition of variola major

: a severe form of smallpox characterized historically by a death rate of about 30 percent

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“Variola major.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/variola%20major. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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