Alastrim

A less virulent form of smallpox

Alastrim

Alastrim, also known as variola minor, is the milder strain of the variola virus that causes smallpox. Variola minor is of the genus orthopoxvirus, which are DNA viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm of the affected cell, rather than in its nucleus. Like variola major, alastrim is spread through inhalation of the virus in the air, which can occu...
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alastrim

(from the article `smallpox`) Smallpox is caused by infection with variola major, a virus of the family Poxviridae. (A less-virulent form of smallpox, called alastrim, is caused ...
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alastrim

variola minor noun a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
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alastrim

A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent strain of the virus. ... Synonym: Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, milkpox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, whitepox. ... Origin: Pg. Alastrar, to scatter over ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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alastrim

a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
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alastrim

mild form of smallpox
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alastrim

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-las′trim Definitions: 1. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent strain of the virus. Synonyms: milkpox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, whitepox
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