noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez]. /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
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Example sentences from the Web for varix
Varix at the lower end of the œsophagus may give rise to hæmatemesis, and be mistaken for gastric ulcer.
Varix in the leg is met with during and after pregnancy, and in persons who stand upon their feet for long periods.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
The operation most in favour consists in ligation of the artery above and below the varix, the vein remaining untouched.
We are here concerned with varix as it occurs in the veins of the lower extremity.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
I have grave doubts, however, whether the varix can often be permanently cured by this operation.
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