noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez] /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
Origin of varix
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In color it is reddish-brown to dark chestnut on the 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
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 color is ashen, with chestnut tips upon the nodes and varices, and chestnut-colored patches about the aperture.
noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for varix
plural of varix (c.1400), from PIE root *wer- "a raised area."