- resembling smallpox, as a lesion.
Origin of variolate
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Variolate -ose: with large, rounded impressions like pock-marks.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- (tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
- marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
C18: from variola
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- Having pustules or pitted scars like those of smallpox.
- To inoculate with smallpox virus.
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