progressive vaccinia

n.

A severe or even fatal form of vaccinia occurring as a complication of smallpox vaccination chiefly in persons with an immunologic deficiency or dyscrasia, characterized by progressive enlargement of the initial and secondary lesions.

Nearby words

  1. progressive party,
  2. progressive pigmentary dermatosis,
  3. progressive staining,
  4. progressive systemic sclerosis,
  5. progressive tax,
  6. progressive-resistance exercise,
  7. progressively,
  8. progressivism,
  9. progressivity,
  10. prohibit


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