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[var-i-koh-sis] /ˌvær ɪˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
the formation of a varix or varices.
Origin of varicosis
< New Latin; see varix, -osis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for varicosis


(pathol) any condition characterized by distension of the veins
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin: varix
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varicosis in Medicine

varicosis var·i·co·sis (vār'ĭ-kō'sĭs)
n. pl. var·i·co·ses (-sēz)

  1. The condition of being varicose.

  2. Formation of varices.

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