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varicose

[ var-i-kohs ]
/ ˈvær ɪˌkoʊs /
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adjective

abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen: a varicose vein.
pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs.

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Origin of varicose

First recorded in 1720–30, varicose is from the Latin word varicōsus suffering from varicose veins. See varix, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for varicose

varicose
/ (ˈværɪˌkəʊs) /

adjective

of or resulting from varicose veinsa varicose ulcer

Word Origin for varicose

C18: from Latin varicōsus, from varix
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Medical definitions for varicose

varicose
[ vărĭ-kōs′ ]

adj.

Relating to, affected with, or characterized by varices or varicosis.
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