varus


var·us

adjective \ˈver-əs\

Definition of VARUS

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
:  valgus 1 —used of the knee
varus noun

Origin of VARUS

New Latin, from Latin, bent inward, bow-legged
First Known Use: 1945

var·us

adjective \ˈvar-əs, ˈver-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VARUS

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
: 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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