variolite

noun
var·​i·​o·​lite | \ ˈverēəˌlīt, ˈva(a)r- \
plural -s

Definition of variolite

: a basic rock embedded with whitish spherules

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First Known Use of variolite

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for variolite

probably from New Latin variolites, from Medieval Latin variola pustule, pox + Latin -ites -ite

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The first known use of variolite was in 1781

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“Variolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variolite. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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