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variole

[vair-ee-ohl] /ˈvɛər iˌoʊl/
noun
1.
a shallow pit or depression like the mark left by a smallpox pustule; foveola.
2.
a light-colored spherule, common in some igneous rocks, that gives a pockmarked appearance to weathered rock surfaces.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French: variola
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variole

/ˈvɛərɪˌəʊl/
noun
1.
any of the rounded masses that make up the rock variolite
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Medieval Latin; see variola
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