1. [ noun ] (medicine) a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
Synonyms: cuban_itch kaffir_pox milk_pox pseudosmallpox pseudovariola west_indian_smallpox white_pox alastrim
Related terms: smallpox
2. [ noun ] (biology) a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent
Synonyms: variola_minor_virus
Related terms: smallpox_virus smallpox_virus
Similar spelling:   variola_major