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varix

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noun var·ix \ˈva-riks\

Definition of varix

plural var·i·ces play \ˈva-rə-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel; especially :  a varicose vein



Origin of varix

Middle English, from Latin varic-, varix


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

varix

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noun var·ix \ˈvar-iks\

Medical Definition of varix

plural var·i·ces \ˈvar-ə-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel; especially :  varicose vein




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "varix" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "varix"


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