Definition of Kaffir pox

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




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

Kachin
Kachinic
Kacie
Kaczism
Kaczist
Kadai
Kadai language
Kadapa
Kaden
Kadikoy
Kadima
Kadiweu
Kadmos
Kaduna
Kaffir
Kaffir pox
Kafiri
Kafka
Kafkaesque
Kafocin
Kag-Fer-Jiir-Koor-Ror-Us-Zuksun
Kagawa
Kagay-anon
Kagoshima
Kagulumira
Kagyu
Kahane Chai
Kahlil Gibran
Kahlua
Kahlúa

Literary usage of Kaffir pox

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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 ..."

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