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varicellate

[ var-uh-sel-it, -eyt ]
/ ˌvær əˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt /
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adjective

having small varices, as certain shells.

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Origin of varicellate

<New Latin varicell(a) (for Latin varicula, diminutive of varix varicose vein) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for varicellate

varicellate
/ (ˌværɪˈsɛlɪt, -eɪt) /

adjective

(of certain shells) marked on the surface with small ridges

Word Origin for varicellate

C19: from New Latin varicella, diminutive of Latin varix dilated vein, varix
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