Origin of varicosity

First recorded in 1835–45; varicose + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for varicosity

Historical Examples of varicosity

  • 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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