varioloid


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var·i·o·loid

 (vâr′ē-ə-loid′, văr′-, və-rī′ə-loid′)
n.
A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who have been previously vaccinated or who have had the disease.
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varioloid

(ˈvɛərɪəˌlɔɪd)
adj
(Pathology) resembling smallpox
n
(Pathology) a mild form of smallpox occurring in persons with partial immunity
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A doctor declared him to have "a touch of the varioloid," the 19th century term for small pox.
Having contracted varioloid, a modified and mild form of smallpox, during a local outbreak of the disease, she was quarantined under the authority of the city medical officer in the smallpox hospital.
By the time he recovered, opposition to the plan had grown so strong that the committee rewrote the amendment in much its present form--causing Thad Stevens to fulminate "Damn the varioloid." See Jellison, Fesenden of Maine at 207-08 (cited in note 1).