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varix

[ vair-iks ]
/ ˈvɛər ɪks /
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noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez]. /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.

Also called varicosity. Pathology. a permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
Zoology. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a shell at a former position of the lip of the aperture.

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Origin of varix

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin: varicose vein
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British Dictionary definitions for varix

varix
/ (ˈvɛərɪks) /

noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)

pathol
  1. a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
  2. Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel

Word Origin for varix

C15: from Latin
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Medical definitions for varix

varix
[ vărĭks ]

n. pl. var•i•ces (-ĭ-sēz′)

An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
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