Definitions for variola virus
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word variola virus
variola virus, smallpox virus(noun)
the virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS causing infections in humans. No infections have been reported since 1977 and the virus is now believed to be virtually extinct.
Find a translation for the variola virus definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these variola virus definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"variola virus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 7 Oct. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/variola virus>.