spider vein


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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LASER Intense, concentrated beams of a various colors of light used to treat a variety of skin problems, including dark spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and unwanted hair or tattoos. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 The pro also recommends using a gradual self-tanner a few weeks before the big reveal to camouflage discoloration or spider veins. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Legs for Spring," 8 Mar. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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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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