of or relating to smallpox.
affected with smallpox.
having pits like those left by smallpox.
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How to use variolous in a sentence
Several months afterwards, he was again inoculated with variolous matter, but no sensible effect was produced on the constitution.
In some other points of view, the inoculation of this disease appears preferable to the variolous inoculation.
On being afterwards casually exposed to variolous infection, she had the Small-pox in a mild way.
If the attack happen during a variolous epidemic constitution of the air.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) | Charles Creighton
That it is variolous is now evinced by the fact that it infected others to the like slight degree.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) | Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for variolous
relating to or resembling smallpox; variolar
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