variolization

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variolate (ˈvɛərɪəˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
 
adj
2.  marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
 
[C18: from variola]
 
vario'lation
 
n
 
varioli'zation
 
n
 
varioli'sation
 
n

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variolization

noun
the obsolete process of inoculating a susceptible person with material taken from a vesicle of a person who has smallpox [syn: variolation
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