alastrim alastrim

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus

Usage(s):

  • They had no idea what traveler had carried the disease or where he had come from, but the smallpox proved to be the mild form, variola minor or alastrim.
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