West Indian smallpox
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Definition of the noun west indian smallpox
What does west indian smallpox mean as a name of something?
- a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of West Indian smallpox: alastrim / Cuban itch / Kaffir pox / milk pox / pseudosmallpox / pseudovariola / variola minor / white pox
- more generic terms: 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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Also called Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, milkpox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, whitepox. See also smallpox. Alateen, an international organization that offers guidance, counseling, and support for the children ...
Mosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)
West Indian smallpox. See alastrim. West Nile encephalitis /west nil/ [West Nile River valley and region in northern Uganda, where the disease was first observed in 1937], a mild, febrile, sporadic disease caused by the West Nile virus , ...
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