varicose

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adjective var·i·cose \ˈver-ə-ˌkōs, ˈva-rə-\
variants: or less commonly

varicosed

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Definition of varicose

  1. 1 :  abnormally swollen or dilated varicose veins

  2. 2 :  affected with varicose veins varicose legs

Origin and Etymology of varicose

borrowed from Latin varicōsus “suffering from dilated veins,” from varic-, varix “dilated vein, varix” + -ōsus 1-ose


First Known Use: circa 1730


Medical Dictionary

varicose

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adjective var·i·cose \ˈvar-ə-ˌkōs\
variants: also

varicosed

\-ˌkōst\play

Medical Definition of varicose

  1. 1:  abnormally swollen or dilated varicose lymph vessels

  2. 2:  affected with varicose veins a patient with varicose legs





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