Definition of smallpox in English:
An acute contagious viral disease, with fever and pustules that usually leave permanent scars. It was effectively eradicated through vaccination by 1979. Also called variola.
- Disease was rampant and smallpox, typhus, typhoid and dysentery made death familiar.
- He seems to suffer from the impression that the vaccine is just as contagious as smallpox.
- Animal research has led to vaccines for rabies, smallpox, rubella, measles and anthrax.
Definition of smallpox in:
- US English dictionary
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