[ skleer-uh-ther-uh-pee, skler- ]
/ ˌsklɪər əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌsklɛr- /


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.

Origin of sclerotherapy

First recorded in 1940–45; sclero- + therapy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sclerotherapy


[ sklîr′ō-thĕrə-pē ]


Treatment, as for varicose veins, involving the injection of a sclerosing solution into vessels or tissues.
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