noun. ['ˈsmɔlˌpɑːks'] a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars.
- Cuban itch
- milk pox
- West Indian smallpox
- Kaffir pox
- white pox
- variola minor
Words that Rhyme with Smallpox
Example sentences of the word smallpox
1. Noun, singular or mass
Live vaccines are also available for rotavirus, smallpox, yellow fever and chickenpox.
Quotes containing the word smallpox
1. I hope that some day the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world - when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox.
- Edward Jenner