varicella

[ var-uh-sel-uh ]
/ ˌvær əˈsɛl ə /

noun Pathology.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

Origin of varicella

1765–75; <New Latin, equivalent to vari(ola) variola + -cella diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM varicella

var·i·cel·lar, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for varicella

British Dictionary definitions for varicella

varicella
/ (ˌværɪˈsɛlə) /

noun

the technical name for chickenpox

Derived forms of varicella

varicellar, adjective

Word Origin for varicella

C18: New Latin, irregular diminutive of variola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for varicella

varicella
[ văr′ĭ-sĕlə ]

n.

chickenpox
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for varicella

varicella
[ văr′ĭ-sĕlə ]

See chickenpox.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.