疱瘡

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of imo and kasa (skin disease).

Noun[edit]

疱瘡 (hiragana いもがさ, romaji imogasa)

  1. an infectious disease caused by both the Variola major and Variola minor viruses; smallpox
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Etymology 2[edit]

/pausau/ → /ɸausau/ → /ɸɔːsɔː/ → /hoːsoː/.

Noun[edit]

疱瘡 (hiragana ほうそう, romaji hōsō, historical hiragana はうさう)

  1. an infectious disease caused by both the Variola major and Variola minor viruses; smallpox
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