Definition of varioloid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈverēəˌloid/


Resembling smallpox.
Example sentences
  • There was nothing to mark these cases decisively as varioloid.


A mild form of smallpox affecting people who have already had the disease or have been vaccinated against it.
Example sentences
  • In case of smallpox or varioloid take the remedy in water one teaspoonful every two or three hours till recovery.
  • In early 1863, several cases of varioloid broke out among the camp.
  • In the autumn of 1863, Lincoln's physician told him that he was suffering from varioloid, a mild form of smallpox.

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Syllabification: var·i·o·loid

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