varicose vein


: a vein that is abnormally swollen or made larger or wider
He developed varicose veins on his legs in his old age.

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“Varicose vein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

varicose vein

: an abnormal swelling and tortuosity especially of a superficial vein of the legs
usually used in plural
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