variola virus

variola virus
Virus responsible for smallpox. Said to have been completely eradicated. Large DNA virus (‘brick-like’, 250-390nm x 20-260nm) with complex outer and inner membranes (not derived from plasma membrane of host cell).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Variola Virus — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B03 Pocken[1] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • variola virus — noun the virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon • Syn: ↑smallpox virus • Hypernyms: ↑poxvirus • Hyponyms: ↑variola major, ↑variola major virus, ↑variola minor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • variola virus — the virtually extinct virus, belonging to the genus Orthopoxvirus, that causes smallpox. No natural infection has occurred since 1977, and no reservoir of the virus now exists …   Medical dictionary

  • variola minor — noun 1. a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus • Syn: ↑alastrim, ↑pseudosmallpox, ↑pseudovariola, ↑milk pox, ↑white pox, ↑West Indian smallpox, ↑Cuban itch, ↑Kaffir pox …   Useful english dictionary

  • variola major — noun 1. a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars • Syn: ↑smallpox, ↑variola • Hypernyms: ↑pox • Hyponyms: ↑alastrim, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • variola major virus — noun a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent • Syn: ↑variola major • Hypernyms: ↑variola virus, ↑smallpox virus …   Useful english dictionary

  • variola minor virus — noun a type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent • Syn: ↑variola minor • Hypernyms: ↑variola virus, ↑smallpox virus …   Useful english dictionary

  • variola — SYN: smallpox. [Med. L. dim of L. varius, spotted] v. benigna SYN: varioloid (2). v. hemorrhagica SYN: hemorrhagic smallpox. v. major SYN: smallpox. v. maligna malignant smallpox, usually of the hemorrhagic form. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • variolă — VARIÓLĂ, variole, s.f. Boală infecţioasă şi contagioasă, de natură virotică, care se caracterizează prin apariţia pe suprafaţa pielii a numeroase pustule care, după vindecare, lasă cicatrice definitive; vărsat1. [pr.: ri o ] – Din fr. variole.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Variola caprina — (Goat Pox) is a contagious viral disease caused by the pox virus which affects goats. The virus usually spreads via the respiratory route or sometimes through abraded skin and is most likely to occur in crowded stock. Sources of the virus include …   Wikipedia

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