varicose

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

Definition of varicose 

1 : abnormally swollen or dilated varicose veins

2 : affected with varicose veins varicose legs

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First Known Use of varicose

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for varicose

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

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The first known use of varicose was circa 1730

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varicose

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

Medical Definition of varicose 

1 : abnormally swollen or dilated varicose lymph vessels

2 : affected with varicose veins a patient with varicose legs

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