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Variolous

Variolous \Va*ri"o*lous\, a. [LL. variolosus, fr. variola the smallpox: cf. F. varioleux.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to the smallpox; having pits, or sunken impressions, like those of the smallpox; variolar; variolic.

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variolous

a. (context medicine English) Of or pertaining to smallpox.

WordNet

variolous

adj. relating to small pox [syn: variolar, variolic]

Usage examples of "variolous".

In 1853 Charcot reported the birth of a premature fetus presenting numerous variolous pustules together with ulcerations of the derm and mucous membranes and stomach, although the mother had convalesced of the disease some time before.