Meaning of chickenpox

chick•en•pox

Pronunciation: (chik'un-poks"), [key]
— n.
  1. a disease, commonly of children, caused by the varicella zoster virus and characterized by mild headache and fever, malaise, and eruption of blisters on the skin and mucous membranes.
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