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sclerotherapy

[skleer-uh-ther-uh-pee, skler-]
noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a treatment for varicose veins in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution, also used cosmetically in spider veins to eliminate discoloration.
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Origin of sclerotherapy

First recorded in 1940–45; sclero- + therapy
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sclerotherapy in Medicine

sclerotherapy

(sklîr′ō-thĕrə-pē)
n.
  1. Treatment, as for varicose veins, involving the injection of a sclerosing solution into vessels or tissues.
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