Share this entry

Share this page

variola

División en sílabas: va·ri·o·la
Pronunciación: /vəˈrīələ, ˌverēˈōlə
 
 
/

Definición de variola en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
Technical term for smallpox.
Example sentences
  • Other viruses in this group that can cause infection in humans include variola, vaccinia (used in smallpox vaccine), and cowpox viruses.
  • No current technology is capable of discriminating variola from vaccinia (ie, the acute infectious disease caused by smallpox vaccination).
  • Stocks of variola, the virus that causes the disease, remained in two locations - one in the United States and one in Russia.

Origen

late 18th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'pustule, pock', from Latin varius 'diverse'.

Derivados

variolar

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Seven made rapid recoveries with minimal scarring, one showed no benefit, and one died (apparently of variolar pneumonia).

variolous

2
adjetivo
( archaic )
Example sentences
  • In about 1721, local minister Cotton Mather - perhaps best known for his role in the witchcraft trials - was among the first in America to experiment with variolous inoculation for smallpox.
  • During the time she remained in the infected room, variolous matter was inserted into both her arms, but without any further effect than in the preceding case.
  • In order to determine this, a non-vaccinated child was inoculated with the serous fluid obtained from these variolous papules, and the result was a generalized, confluent small-pox.

Definición de variola en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…