noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez]. /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
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How to use varix in a sentence
It is a common experience in women that the signs of varix date from an antecedent pregnancy.
This is to be looked upon rather as a compensatory hypertrophy of the superficial vessels than as a true varix.
The larger the varix the greater is the tendency for a thrombus to spread upwards and to involve the deep veins.
Aneurysmal varix may occur in the neck as a result of stabs or bullet wounds.
Varix at the lower end of the œsophagus may give rise to hæmatemesis, and be mistaken for gastric ulcer.
British Dictionary definitions for varix
noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
- a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
- Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel