- a combining form meaning “varix,” “varicose vein,” used in the formation of compound words: varicocele.
Also especially before a vowel, varic-.
Origin of varico-
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before a vowel varic-
- indicating a varix or varicose veinsvaricotomy
from Latin varix, varic- distended vein
- Varix; varicose:varicocele.
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