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1. Resembling smallpox. Synonym(s): varioliform
2. A mild form of smallpox occurring in people who are relatively resistant, usually as a result of a previous vaccination. Synonym(s): modified smallpox, varicelloid smallpox, variola benigna
[variola + G. eidos, resemblance]
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variola benignaAn obsolete term for a permutation of smallpox (eradicated in 1977) that occurred in absence of visible lesions, presumed to have been related to an adequate immune response to vaccination.
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