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varix

[vair-iks]
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noun, plural var·i·ces [vair-uh-seez] /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
  1. Also called varicosity. Pathology. a permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
  2. 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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varix

noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
  1. pathol
    1. a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
    2. Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticusa similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin
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varix in Medicine

varix

(vărĭks)
n. pl. var•i•ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
  1. An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
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