varix

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noun var·ix \ˈver-iks, ˈva-riks\

Definition of varix

plural

varices

play \ˈver-ə-ˌsēz, ˈva-rə-\
  1. :  an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel; especially :  a varicose vein

Origin and Etymology of varix

Middle English, borrowed from Latin varic-, varix, probably derivative from the stem of varus “inflamed spot on the skin, pimple”; akin to Lithuanian vìras “tapeworm larva, pimple,” Old High German werra “varicose vein,” Old English wearr “callosity”


First Known Use: 14th century


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varix

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noun var·ix \ˈvar-iks\

Medical Definition of varix

plural

varices

\ˈvar-ə-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel; especially :  varicose vein


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