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varicose

[var-i-kohs] /ˈvær ɪˌkoʊs/
adjective
1.
abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen:
a varicose vein.
2.
pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs.
Origin of varicose
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin varicōsus suffering from varicose veins. See varix, -ose1
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varicose

/ˈværɪˌkəʊs/
adjective
1.
of or resulting from varicose veins: a varicose ulcer
Word Origin
C18: from Latin varicōsus, from varix
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Word Origin and History for varicose
adj.

1730, from Latin varicosus "full of dilated veins," from varix (genitive varicis) "dilated vein," probably related to varus "blotch, pimple" (see vary).

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varicose in Medicine

varicose var·i·cose (vār'ĭ-kōs')
adj.
Relating to, affected with, or characterized by varices or varicosis.

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