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varicella

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM varicella

var·i·cel·lar, adjective
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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
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Scientific definitions for varicella

varicella
[ văr′ĭ-sĕlə ]

See chickenpox.
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