- having small varices, as certain shells.
Origin of varicellate
< New Latin varicell(a) (for Latin varicula, diminutive of varix varicose vein) + -ate1
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- (of certain shells) marked on the surface with small ridges
C19: from New Latin varicella, diminutive of Latin varix dilated vein, varix
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