Origin of varicella
1765–75; < New Latin, equivalent to vari(ola) variola + -cella diminutive suffix
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Colorado had the lowest rates with 81.7 percent for MMR; 80.9 percent for DTaP; and 81.7 percent for varicella.Mississippi: Last In Everything, First In Vaccinations
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Varicell′ar, pertaining to varicella; Varicell′oid, resembling varicella.
Impetigo, impetigo contagiosa, and varicella are all sufficiently common accidents after vaccination.
Special remedies may be indicated in isolated cases, but certainly none such are demanded by the varicella.
- the technical name for chickenpox
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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- See chickenpox.
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