Definition of Alastrim

1. Noun. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus.




Definition of Alastrim

1. Noun. (medicine) A milder variant of smallpox ¹

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Definition of Alastrim

1. a mild form of small pox [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alastrim

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alastrim

alarms
alars
alarsite
alarum
alarumed
alaruming
alarums
alarums and excursions
alary
alaryngeal
alaryngeal speech
alas
alaskas
alastor
alastors
alastrim (current term)
alastrims
alatae
alataes
alate
alated
alaternus
alates
alation
alations
alatrofloxacin
alaudine
alay
alayed
alaying

Literary usage of Alastrim

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1. Epidemiology and public health: a text and reference book for physicians by Victor Clarence Vaughan (1922)
"In the second place, alastrim differs from varicella because of—(1) Confluence of the vesicles in certain cases. (2) Its frequency among adults. ..."

2. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"A similar, if not identical, affection occurring in Africa is known under the name "alastrim," and in South America under the designation of ..."

3. Public Health Bulletin by United States Marine Hospital Service (1922)
"In regard to the so-called "alastrim": In this country there is no trouble, ... There is no reason for regarding the alastrim of the West Indies as anything ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"... lymph he was impregnating the constitution with the disease in its mildest form instead of propagating it in its virulent and contagious form. alastrim ..."

5. A Pocket medical dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the ...by George Milbry Gould by George Milbry Gould (1920)
"An oily liquid from elecampane. Alar, a'-lar. Winglike; axillary. A. Lig'aments, the crescentic ligaments of the knee-joint. alastrim, al-as'~trim. ..."

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