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noun Pathology.
  1. the formation of a varix or varices.
  2. varicosity.
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Origin of varicosis

From New Latin; see origin at varix, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for varicosis


  1. pathol any condition characterized by distension of the veins
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin, from Latin: varix
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varicosis in Medicine


n. pl. var•i•co•ses (-sēz)
  1. The condition of being varicose.
  2. Formation of varices.
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