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variolous

or va·ri·o·lar

[ vuh-rahy-uh-luhs ]
/ vəˈraɪ ə ləs /
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adjective

of or relating to smallpox.
affected with smallpox.
having pits like those left by smallpox.

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Origin of variolous

First recorded in 1660–70; variol(a) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for variolous

variolous
/ (vəˈraɪələs) /

adjective

relating to or resembling smallpox; variolar
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Medical definitions for variolous

variolous
[ və-rīə-ləs, vâr′ē-ō- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or affected with smallpox.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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