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varicose

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adjective var·i·cose \ˈva-rə-ˌkōs\

Definition of varicose

  1. 1 :  abnormally swollen or dilated <varicose veins>

  2. 2 :  affected with varicose veins <varicose legs>



Variants of varicose

also var·i·cosed play \-ˌkōst\

Origin of varicose

Latin varicosus full of dilated veins, from varic-, varix dilated vein


First Known Use: circa 1730


Medical Dictionary

varicose

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adjective var·i·cose \ˈvar-ə-ˌkōs\

Medical Definition of varicose

  1. 1:  abnormally swollen or dilated <varicose lymph vessels>

  2. 2:  affected with varicose veins <a patient with varicose legs>



Variants of varicose

also var·i·cosed \-ˌkōst\play



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