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varus

[ vair-uhs ]
/ ˈvɛər əs /
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noun Pathology.

abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.

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Origin of varus

First recorded in 1790–1800, varus is from the Latin word vārus crooked, bent
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British Dictionary definitions for varus

varus
/ (ˈvɛərəs) /

adjective

pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body

Word Origin for varus

C19: from Latin: bow-legged
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Medical definitions for varus

varus
[ vârəs ]

adj.

Characterized by an abnormal inward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an outward turning.

n.

A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.
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