varicose veins

pl n
  1. a condition in which the superficial veins, esp of the legs, become tortuous, knotted, and swollen: caused by a defect in the venous valves or in the venous pump that normally moves the blood out of the legs when standing for long periods

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Scientific definitions for varicose veins

varicose veins

[ vărĭ-kōs′ ]

  1. Abnormally prominent and swollen veins, especially in the legs.

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