See also: small-pox and small pox

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Severe form of Smallpox.
 
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From small +‎ pox.

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smallpox (usually uncountable, plural smallpoxes)

  1. (medicine) an acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by Variola virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completely eradicated in the 1970s. Those who survived were left with pockmarks
    The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.
    Synonym: variola

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