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 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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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 sense 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

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