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
Word Origin for variolate
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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