water pox

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of water +‎ pox. Attested from the nineteenth century.

Noun[edit]

water pox (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, dated) A common childhood disease caused by virus; chickenpox, varicella.
    • 1801, Philipp Andreas Nemnich, Lexicon Nosologicum Polygloton
      Water pox. Varicella.
    • 1839, "Heim on small-pox and vaccination in the Kingdom of Wirtemberg", British and Foreign Medical Review volume 7
      Varicella (water-pox, stone-pox, wind-pox,) is said to be often epidemic at the period of the public vaccinations...

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

water pox in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913