[ vair-ee-uh-leyt, -lit ]
/ ˈvɛər i əˌleɪt, -lɪt /
resembling smallpox, as a lesion.
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Variolate -ose: with large, rounded impressions like pock-marks.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for variolate
/ (ˈvɛərɪəˌleɪt) /
(tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
Derived forms of variolatevariolation, variolization or variolisation, noun
Word Origin for variolate
C18: from variola
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Medical definitions for variolate
[ vâr′ē-ə-lāt′ ]
Having pustules or pitted scars like those of smallpox.
To inoculate with smallpox virus.
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