The tendency to nodes, varices, spires, and varicose processes in general is a prominent feature of the family.
In color it is reddish-brown to dark chestnut on the varices.
All is covered with numerous spiral lines of sculpture, which upon crossing the varices are frilled.
The varices on the exterior are not so prominent as in the Potamides (Fig. 13).
Large valve cylindrical, with two internal lobes or varices.
Several cases have been reported of fatal hemorrhage from varices of the oesophagus.
When these rests take place at frequent periods, the varices will of course be numerous as in Harpa and Scalaria.
The color is ashen, with chestnut tips upon the nodes and varices, and chestnut-colored patches about the aperture.
The varices are simple and not foliaceous as in M. rufus; the shell is more globose.
plural of varix (c.1400), from PIE root *wer- "a raised area."
varix var·ix (vār'ĭks)
n. pl. var·i·ces (-ĭ-sēz')
An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.