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[New Latin, diminutive of variola, variola; see variola.]
var′i·cel′loid′ (-sĕl′oid′) adj.
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(Pathology) the technical name for chickenpox
[C18: New Latin, irregular diminutive of variola]
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or chick′en pox`,
a disease, commonly of children, caused by the varicella zoster virus and characterized by fever and the eruption of blisters.Also called varicella.
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|Noun||1.||varicella - an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body|
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
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n. varicela. V.: chickenpox
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