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varus

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adjective var·us \ˈver-əs\

Definition of varus

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned inward toward the midline of the body to an abnormal degree <a varus heel>

  2. 2 :  valgus 1 —used of the knee

varus

noun


Origin and Etymology of varus

New Latin, from Latin, bent inward, bow-legged


First Known Use: 1945


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varus

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adjective var·us \ˈvar-əs, ˈver-\

Medical Definition of varus

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned inward toward the midline of the body to an abnormal degree <a varus heel> <varus angulation of the little toe>—see cubitus varus, talipes varus; compare genu valgum, genu varum

  2. 2:  valgus 1—used especially in orthopedics of the knee <changes spontaneously from the initial varus (bowing) to a valgus position (knock-knee) at about age 2 to 3—Joan M. Walker>

varus

noun



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