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water pox

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noun Pathology.
  1. chickenpox.
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Origin of water pox

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples

  • Then she fell out of the window, and broke her collar-bone; and when she was just over that, it was the water-pox.

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

    Amanda Minnie Douglas