Varioloid Va"ri*o*loid, n. [Cf. F. variolo["i]de. See {Varioloid}, a.] (Med.) The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • Varioloid — Va ri*o*loid (?; 277), a. [Variola + oid: cf. F. variolo[ i]de.] (Med.) Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • varioloid — VARIOLOÍD s.n. Formă uşoară de variolă. [pron. ri o lo id. / < fr. varioloïde]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 29.08.2004. Sursa: DN  VARIOLOÍD, Ă I. adj. asemănător cu variola. II. s. n. formă uşoară de variolă. (< fr. varioloïde) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • varioloid — [ver′ē ə loid΄, var′ē ə loid΄] n. [ModL varioloides: see VARIOLA & OID] a mild form of variola occurring in a person who has had a previous attack or who has been vaccinated …   English World dictionary

  • varioloid — /vair ee euh loyd /, adj. 1. resembling smallpox. 2. of or pertaining to a mild case of smallpox. n. 3. a mild smallpox, esp. as occurring in persons who were vaccinated or previously had the disease. [1815 25; VARIOL(A) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • varioloid — 1. adjective Of or resembling smallpox 2. noun A milder outbreak of smallpox occurring in a person who has previously been infected …   Wiktionary

  • varioloid — 1. Resembling smallpox. SYN: varioliform. 2. A mild form of smallpox occurring in persons who are relatively resistant, usually as a result of a previous vaccination. SYN: modified smallpox, varicelloid smallpox, variola benigna. [variola + G.… …   Medical dictionary

  • varioloid — adj. resembling smallpox; pertaining to smallpox …   English contemporary dictionary

  • varioloid — var·i·o·loid …   English syllables

  • varioloid — 1) n. a mild form of smallpox in people who have previously had smallpox or have been vaccinated against it. 2) adj. resembling smallpox …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • varioloid — /ˈvɛəriəlɔɪd/ (say vairreeuhloyd) adjective 1. resembling variola or smallpox. 2. of or relating to a mild case of smallpox. –noun 3. a mild smallpox, especially as occurring in persons who have been vaccinated or have previously had smallpox …   Australian English dictionary

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