variolous

or va·ri·o·lar

[ vuh-rahy-uh-luh s ]
/ vəˈraɪ ə ləs /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. variole,
  2. varioliform,
  3. variolite,
  4. variolitic,
  5. varioloid,
  6. variometer,
  7. variorum,
  8. various,
  9. various and sundry,
  10. variously

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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Medicine definitions for variolous

variolous

[ və-rīə-ləs, vâr′ē-ō- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or affected with smallpox.

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