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variolous

or variolar

[vuh-rahy-uh-luh s] /vəˈraɪ ə ləs/
adjective
1.
of or relating to smallpox.
2.
affected with smallpox.
3.
having pits like those left by smallpox.
Origin of variolous
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; variol(a) + -ous
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variolous

/vəˈraɪələs/
adjective
1.
relating to or resembling smallpox; variolar
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variolous in Medicine

variolous va·ri·o·lous (və-rī'ə-ləs, vâr'ē-ō'-, vār'-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affected with smallpox.

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