varioloid

[ vair-ee-uh-loid ]
/ ˈvɛər i əˌlɔɪd /
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adjective

resembling smallpox.
of or relating to a mild case of smallpox.

noun

a mild smallpox, especially as occurring in persons who were vaccinated or previously had the disease.

Nearby words

  1. variolate,
  2. variole,
  3. varioliform,
  4. variolite,
  5. variolitic,
  6. variolous,
  7. variometer,
  8. variorum,
  9. various,
  10. various and sundry

Origin of varioloid

First recorded in 1815–25; variol(a) + -oid

Related formspost·var·i·o·loid, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for varioloid

varioloid

/ (ˈvɛərɪəˌlɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling smallpox

noun

a mild form of smallpox occurring in persons with partial immunity
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Medicine definitions for varioloid

varioloid

[ vârē-ə-loid′, văr-, və-rīə-loid′ ]

adj.

Varioliform.

n.

A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who have been previously vaccinated or who have had the disease.

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