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VARIOLA MAJOR noun
Definition of variola major (noun)
- a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
- a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent
- synonyms: variola major virus
Source: Princeton University Wordnet