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Meaning of variole

var•i•ole

Pronunciation: (vâr'ē-ōl"), [key]
— n.
  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.
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