varus

adjective
var·​us | \ ˈver-əs How to pronounce varus (audio) \

Definition of varus

1 : of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned inward toward the midline of the body to an abnormal degree a varus heel
2 : valgus sense 1 used of the knee

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varus noun

First Known Use of varus

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for varus

borrowed from Latin vārus "bent outwards with converging extremities, bow-legged," of uncertain origin

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The first known use of varus was in 1945

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“Varus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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varus

adjective
var·​us | \ ˈvar-əs, ˈver- How to pronounce varus (audio) \

Medical Definition of varus

1 : of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned inward toward the midline of the body to an abnormal degree a varus heel varus angulation of the little toe — see cubitus varus, talipes varus — compare genu valgum, genu varum
2 : valgus sense 1 used especially in orthopedics of the kneechanges spontaneously from the initial varus (bowing) to a valgus position (knock-knee) at about age 2 to 3— Joan M. Walker

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