Kaffir pox -->
alastrim
medical dictionary

A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent strain of the virus.

Synonyms: Cuban itch, Kaffir pox, milkpox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, variola minor, West Indian smallpox, whitepox.

Origin: Pg. Alastrar, to scatter over

(05 Mar 2000)