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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.

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Origin of varioloid

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

OTHER WORDS FROM varioloid

post·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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Medical 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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