Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: variola major
  1. A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
    - smallpox, variola
  2. A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent
    - variola major virus

Derived forms: variola majors

Type of: pox, smallpox virus, variola virus

Encyclopedia: Variola major