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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks; A common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete.

Usage examples (7)
  • In China small-pox is believed to date from B.C. 1200; but the chronology of the Middle Kingdom still awaits the sceptic.
  • This disease has obtained the name of the cow-pox.
  • With the measles or small-pox it would kill every time.
  • The measles and the small-pox were both amazingly fatal. for more
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