spider vein

noun

Definition of spider vein

: a telangiectasia (as of the legs or face) often appearing as a central area with outward radiations resembling the legs of a spider

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1976

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spider vein

noun

medical Definition of spider vein

: a telangiectasia (as on the legs or face) often appearing as a central area with outward radiations resembling the legs of a spider

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