Va"ri*o*loid [Variola + -oid: cf. F. varioloide.] Med.

Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.


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Va"ri*o*loid, n. [Cf. F. varioloide. See Varioloid, a.] Med.

The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.

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.



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