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variolitic

[ vair-ee-uh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌvɛər i əˈlɪt ɪk /
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adjective
Petrography. containing or resembling varioles, especially in texture.
spotted; speckled.
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Origin of variolitic

1860–65; variolite rock containing varioles (see variole, -ite1) + -ic
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