varix


var·ix

noun \ˈva-riks\
plural var·i·ces \ˈva-rə-ˌsēz\

Definition of VARIX

:  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

var·ix

noun \ˈvar-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural var·i·ces \ˈvar-ə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of VARIX

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

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