abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.
Origin of varus
First recorded in 1790–1800, varus is from the Latin word vārus crooked, bent
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Historical Examples of varus
Varus accused this messenger also, when he came, of telling a falsehood, and slew him.
The despairing cry of Augustus, "Varus, Varus, give me back my legions!"
The jests of Varus and the wisdom of Porphyrius alike failed to reach him.
The Emperor was not more a man of pleasure than he, nor the princes, than I and Varus.
Need not, Varus, the streets of Rome a cleansing river to purify them?
British Dictionary definitions for varus
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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Word Origin and History for varus
foot deformity, 1800, from Latin varus, literally "knock-kneed."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Characterized by an abnormal inward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an outward turning.
A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.
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