- resembling smallpox.
- 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.
Origin of varioloid
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Examples from the Web for varioloid
For those who died of the varioloid, were spared the death of ebriety.The Indian in his Wigwam
Henry R. Schoolcraft
He was first vaccinated, and two or three days after, attacked with varioloid.The Secret Service.
Albert D. Richardson
Some died of small-pox, but Thomie has had varioloid and so escaped.Life in Dixie during the War
Mary A. H. Gay
Doctor came to see me after dinner and has pronounced it a case of varioloid.An Artilleryman's Diary
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Infant, female, of a woman who died in the Alms House of varioloid disease, shortly after giving birth to this child.
- resembling smallpox
- a mild form of smallpox occurring in persons with partial immunity
varioloid(vâr′ē-ə-loid′, văr′-, və-rī′ə-loid′)
- A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who have been previously vaccinated or who have had the disease.