[chik-uh n-poks] /ˈtʃɪk ənˌpɒks/
a disease, commonly of children, caused by the varicella zoster virus and characterized by mild headache and fever, malaise, and eruption of blisters on the skin and mucous membranes.
a highly communicable viral disease most commonly affecting children, characterized by slight fever and the eruption of a rash
chickenpox or chicken pox
An acute contagious disease, primarily of children, that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and characterized by skin eruptions, slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.
A highly contagious infectious disease, usually of children, caused by the varicella-zoster virus of the genus Varicellavirus. The infection is characterized by fever, and itching skin blisters that start on the trunk of the body and spread to the extremities. Also called varicella.
- Chickenpox virus
chickenpox virus n. See varicella-zoster virus.
- Chickens come home to roost
sentence (Variations: other things may replace chickens) Consequences, although delayed, will happen: The chickens are coming home to roost on Reagan economics/ However the Gulf affair is resolved, it represents large chickens of the 1980s coming home to roost/ Higher interest rates are coming home to roost (1810+) The consequences of doing wrong always catch […]
- Chicken scratch
[chik-uh n-shit] /ˈtʃɪk ənˌʃɪt/ Slang: Vulgar. noun 1. boring or annoying details or unimportant tasks. adjective 2. obsessed with petty details. 3. menial or petty. 4. cowardly or fainthearted.