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noun, plural var·i·cos·i·ties. Pathology.
  1. the state or condition of being varicose.
  2. varix(def 1).
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Origin of varicosity

First recorded in 1835–45; varicose + -ity
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Examples from the Web for varicosity

Historical Examples

  • The amount of discomfort bears no direct proportion to the extent of the varicosity.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for varicosity


noun plural -ties pathol
  1. the state, condition, or quality of being varicose
  2. an abnormally distended vein
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varicosity in Medicine


  1. Varicosis.
  2. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
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