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Noun: variola minor
  1. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
    - alastrim, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, milk pox, white pox, West Indian smallpox, Cuban itch, Kaffir pox
  2. A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent
    - variola minor virus

Derived forms: variola minors

Type of: smallpox, smallpox virus, variola, variola major, variola virus

Encyclopedia: Variola minor