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    variola major

    variola major - Dictionary definition and meaning for word variola major

    Definition
    (noun) a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
    Synonyms : smallpox , variola
    Definition
    (noun) a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent
    Synonyms : variola major virus
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