Variola meaning

və-rīə-lə, vârē-ōlə, văr-
Any of a group of viral diseases characterized by pustular eruptions, including smallpox, cowpox, and horsepox.
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(pathology) Smallpox.
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Origin of variola

  • New Latin from Medieval Latin pustule from Latin varius speckled

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin or Medical Latin variola, from Latin varius.

    From Wiktionary