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An acute infectious disease of domesticated swine caused by a virus and characterized by skin lesions.
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1. (Veterinary Science) Also called: variola porcina an acute infectious viral disease of pigs characterized by skin eruptions
2. (Pathology) a form of chickenpox in which the skin eruptions are not pitted
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a mild pox disease of swine, caused by a virus related to that of cowpox.
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