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variolous

or va·ri·o·lar

[vuh-rahy-uh-luh s]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to smallpox.
  2. affected with smallpox.
  3. 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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Examples from the Web for variolous

Historical Examples

  • After waiting two months Jenner inoculated him with variolous material.

    Makers of Modern Medicine

    James J. Walsh

  • Some patients inoculated on the same day with variolous matter have considerable inflammation.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I

    Erasmus Darwin

  • They were afterwards inoculated with variolous matter, and had the disease in the regular way.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Shall we conclude from hence, that the variolous matter never enters the blood-vessels?

    Zoonomia, Vol. I

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Jenner himself is known to have made only two variolous tests.


British Dictionary definitions for variolous

variolous

adjective
  1. relating to or resembling smallpox; variolar
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variolous in Medicine

variolous

(və-rīə-ləs, vâr′ē-ō-)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or affected with smallpox.
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