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Definition of Smallpox

Smallpox

  1. A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.

Smallpox Quotations

In the nearer term, I think various developments in biotechnology and synthetic biology are quite disconcerting. We are gaining the ability to create designer pathogens, and there are these blueprints of various disease organisms that are in the public domain - you can download the gene sequence for smallpox or the 1918 flu virus from the Internet.
Nick Bostrom

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
William S. Burroughs

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

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Woody Allen

I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it's just such a dramatic success.
Bill Gates
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Smallpox Translations

smallpox in Danish is kopper
smallpox in Dutch is pokken
smallpox in French is variolique, variole
smallpox in German is Pocken
smallpox in Italian is vaioloso
smallpox in Spanish is viruela
smallpox in Swedish is smittkoppor