variolitic

[vair-ee-uh-lit-ik]
adjective
1.
Petrography. containing or resembling varioles, especially in texture.
2.
spotted; speckled.

Origin:
1860–65; variolite rock containing varioles (see variole, -ite1) + -ic

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variolite (ˈvɛərɪəˌlaɪt)
 
n
any basic igneous rock containing rounded bodies (varioles) consisting of radiating crystal fibres
 
[C18: from variola, referring to the pockmarked appearance of the rock]
 
variolitic
 
adj

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The variolitic texture is locally still recognizable.
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