alastrim

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alastrim

(əˈlæstrɪm)
n
a form of smallpox caused by the virus Variola minor
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Noun1.alastrim - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virusalastrim - a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
smallpox, variola, variola major - a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
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