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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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.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for varix
a tortuous dilated vein: See varicose veins
Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
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