varicella

[ var-uh-sel-uh ]
/ ˌvær əˈsɛl ə /
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noun Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. variate,
  2. variation,
  3. variative,
  4. varication,
  5. variceal,
  6. varicella encephalitis,
  7. varicella zoster virus,
  8. varicella-zoster virus,
  9. varicellate,
  10. varicelliform

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

/ (ˌværɪˈsɛlə) /

noun

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

varicella

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for varicella

varicella

[ văr′ĭ-sĕlə ]

n.

chickenpox

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Science definitions for varicella

varicella

[ văr′ĭ-sĕlə ]

See chickenpox.
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