Variola benigna

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variola benigna --> varioloid

(Science: medicine) Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.

Origin: Variola: cf. F. Varioloide.

(Science: medicine) The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.

It is almost always a milder disease than smallpox, and this circumstance, with its shorter duration, exhibits the salutary effects of previous vaccination or inoculation.

Origin: Cf. F. Varioloide. See Varioloid.