varus

adjective var·us \ ˈver-əs \

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 1 used of the knee

varus

noun

Origin and Etymology of varus

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


Medical Dictionary

varus

adjective var·us \ ˈvar-əs, ˈver- \

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 1 used especially in orthopedics of the knee
  • changes spontaneously from the initial varus (bowing) to a valgus position (knock-knee) at about age 2 to 3
  • —Joan M. Walker

varus

noun

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