chickenpox definition

  • noun:
    • An acute contagious infection, mainly of kids, this is certainly due to the varicella-zoster virus and described as skin eruptions, minor fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.
    • a standard youth disease brought on by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also called peoples herpes simplex virus 3 (HHV-3).

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