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variolitic

[vair-ee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌvɛər i əˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Petrography. containing or resembling varioles, especially in texture.
2.
spotted; speckled.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; variolite rock containing varioles (see variole, -ite1) + -ic
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  • The variolitic texture is locally still recognizable.

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