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British Dictionary definitions for cirsoid


  1. pathol resembling a varixAlso: varicoid

Word Origin

C19: from Greek kirsoeidēs, from kirsos swollen vein + -oid
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Examples from the Web for cirsoid

Historical Examples

  • Cirsoid aneurysm is usually met with in the course of the temporal artery, and may involve the greater part of the scalp.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

cirsoid in Medicine


  1. Resembling a dilated vein.
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