"smallpox" Definition

  1. n. 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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Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "smallpox": 1
Words that end with "smallpox": 1
Words that contain "smallpox": 1
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