varicosity

noun
var·​i·​cos·​i·​ty | \ ˌver-ə-ˈkä-sə-tē How to pronounce varicosity (audio) , ˌva-rə \
plural varicosities

Definition of varicosity

1 : varix
2 : the quality or state of being abnormally or markedly swollen or dilated

First Known Use of varicosity

circa 1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for varicosity

varicose + -ity

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The first known use of varicosity was circa 1842

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“Varicosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varicosity. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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varicosity

noun
var·​i·​cos·​i·​ty | \ ˌvar-ə-ˈkäs-ət-ē How to pronounce varicosity (audio) \
plural varicosities

Medical Definition of varicosity

1 : the quality or state of being abnormally or markedly swollen or dilated
2 : varix

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