varicella

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varicella:

see chickenpoxchickenpox
or varicella
, infectious disease usually occurring in childhood. It is caused by the same herpesvirus, varicella-zoster, that produces shingles; the virus can hide in the nerves after a chickenpox infection has passed and cause shingles later in life (see
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varicella

[‚var·ə′sel·ə]
(medicine)