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varicella

[var-uh-sel-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. chickenpox.

Origin of varicella

1765–75; < New Latin, equivalent to vari(ola) variola + -cella diminutive suffix
Related formsvar·i·cel·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for varicella

varicella

noun
  1. the technical name for chickenpox
Derived Formsvaricellar, adjective

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, irregular diminutive of variola
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Word Origin and History for varicella

n.

Modern Latin (1764), irregular diminutive of variola (see variola).

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varicella in Medicine

varicella

(văr′ĭ-sĕlə)
n.
  1. chickenpox

varicella in Science

varicella

[văr′ĭ-sĕlə]
  1. See chickenpox.
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