varioles

variole

[vair-ee-ohl]
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:
1820–30; < French: variola

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variole (ˈvɛərɪˌəʊl)
 
n
any of the rounded masses that make up the rock variolite
 
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin; see variola]

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