Definition of varioline in English:

varioline

noun

  • Chiefly in the terminology of William Farr: the (supposed) causative agent of smallpox. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From variola + -ine, in sense 1 after either German Variolin or French varioline.

Pronunciation

varioline

/vəˈrʌɪəliːn//ˈvɛːrɪəlɪn/