Definition of Kaffir pox
1. Noun. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus.
Generic synonyms: Smallpox, Variola, Variola Major
Medical Definition of Kaffir pox
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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Kaffir Pox
Literary usage of Kaffir pox
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1905)
"... (or kaffir pox), were also read in the Medical Section. The afternoon of Tuesday, June 13th, was devoted to an inspection of the small but excellent ..."