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Meaning of SMALLPOX

Pronunciation:  'smol`pâks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
 

SMALLPOX is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: variola
 
 See Also: pock, pox

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Small"pox`\, n. [Small + pox, pocks.] (Med.)
A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized
by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at
first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first
flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and
finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often
leaving a pit, or scar.



 

 

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