Definition of Variola minor
1. Noun. A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus.
Generic synonyms: Smallpox, Variola, Variola Major
2. Noun. A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent.
Medical Definition of Variola minor
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)