Definition for varices (2 of 2)
noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez] /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
Origin of varix
Examples from the Web for varices
The varices are simple and not foliaceous as in M. rufus; the shell is more globose.
In color it is reddish-brown to dark chestnut on the varices.
Large valve cylindrical, with two internal lobes or varices.
The varices on the exterior are not so prominent as in the Potamides (Fig. 13).Beautiful Shells of New Zealand|E. G. B. Moss
When these rests take place at frequent periods, the varices will of course be numerous as in Harpa and Scalaria.
British Dictionary definitions for varices (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for varices (2 of 2)
noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
- a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
- Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
Word Origin for varix
Word Origin and History for varices
plural of varix (c.1400), from PIE root *wer- "a raised area."