Meaning of varioloid

var•i•o•loid

Pronunciation: (vâr'ē-u-loid"), [key]
— adj.
  1. resembling smallpox.
  2. of or pertaining to a mild case of smallpox.
—n.
  1. a mild smallpox, esp. as occurring in persons who were vaccinated or previously had the disease.
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