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variolite

[vair-ee-uh-lahyt var-] /ˈvɛər i əˌlaɪt ˈvær-/
noun, Petrology
1.
a rock embedded with varioles; a variolitic rock.
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variolite

/ˈvɛərɪəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any basic igneous rock containing rounded bodies (varioles) consisting of radiating crystal fibres
Derived Forms
variolitic (ˌvɛərɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from variola, referring to the pockmarked appearance of the rock
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