a combining form meaning “varix,” “varicose vein,” used in the formation of compound words: varicocele.
Also especially before a vowel, varic-.

Origin of varico-

< Latin varic- (stem of varix) + -o-. See varix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for varic


before a vowel varic-

combining form

indicating a varix or varicose veinsvaricotomy

Word Origin for varico-

from Latin varix, varic- distended vein
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Medical definitions for varic



Varix; varicose:varicocele.
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