noun Pathology.

Origin of varicella

1765–75; < New Latin, equivalent to vari(ola) variola + -cella diminutive suffix
Related formsvar·i·cel·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for varicella



the technical name for chickenpox
Derived Formsvaricellar, adjective

Word Origin for varicella

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

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

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varicella in Science



See chickenpox.
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