of or relating to a mild case of smallpox.
a mild smallpox, especially as occurring in persons who were vaccinated or previously had the disease.
- post·var·i·o·loid, adjective
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How to use varioloid in a sentence
Schoenlein was the first to call attention to the distinction between variola and varioloid.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
Julia had the smallpox, not varioloid, but the veritable thing itself, in its most aggravated form.Miss McDonald | Mary J. Holmes
Henry Robson taken to smallpox camp, having been sick in camp for nearly a week with varioloid.An Artilleryman's Diary | Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Doubtless there is a difference, and yet they differ only as the varioloid differs from the worse disease.Popular Amusements | J. T. Crane
While these cannot be called varioloid, yet the death rate is much lower than in smallpox occurring in the unvaccinated.
British Dictionary definitions for varioloid
a mild form of smallpox occurring in persons with partial immunity
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