varicella

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varicella:

see chickenpoxchicken pox
or varicella
, infectious disease usually occurring in childhood. It is believed to be caused by the same herpesvirus that produces shingles. Chicken pox is highly communicable and is characterized by an easily recognizable rash consisting of blisterlike
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varicella

[‚var·ə′sel·ə]
(medicine)
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