Definition of chickenpox in English:

chickenpox

Syllabification: chick·en·pox
Pronunciation: /ˈCHikənˌpäks
 
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(also chicken pox)

noun

  • An infectious disease causing a mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed blisters. It is caused by the herpes zoster virus and mainly affects children, who are afterward usually immune. Also called varicella.
    More example sentences
    • Viruses including flu, herpes, measles and chickenpox can cause pneumonia.
    • Generally, chickenpox is a milder illness for children than it is for adults.
    • Some children were suffering from malaria, chickenpox and diarrhea.

Origin

early 18th century: probably so named because of its mildness, as compared to smallpox.

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