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varices

[vair-uh-seez]
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noun
  1. plural of varix.
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varix

[vair-iks]
noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez] /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
  1. Also called varicosity. Pathology. a permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
  2. Zoology. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a shell at a former position of the lip of the aperture.
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Origin of varix

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: varicose vein
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Examples from the Web for varices

Historical Examples

  • In color it is reddish-brown to dark chestnut on the varices.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The varices on the exterior are not so prominent as in the Potamides (Fig. 13).

  • Several cases have been reported of fatal hemorrhage from varices of the oesophagus.

  • The tendency to nodes, varices, spires, and varicose processes in general is a prominent feature of the family.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The color is ashen, with chestnut tips upon the nodes and varices, and chestnut-colored patches about the aperture.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for varices

varices

noun
  1. the plural of varix
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varix

noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
  1. pathol
    1. a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
    2. Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticusa similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for varices

n.

plural of varix (c.1400), from PIE root *wer- "a raised area."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

varices in Medicine

varix

(vărĭks)
n. pl. var•i•ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
  1. An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
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