varicose

[var-i-kohs]
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:
1720–30; < Latin varicōsus suffering from varicose veins. See varix, -ose1

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varicose (ˈværɪˌkəʊs)
 
adj
of or resulting from varicose veins: a varicose ulcer
 
[C18: from Latin varicōsus, from varix]

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varicose
1730, from L. varicosus "full of dilated veins," from varix (gen. varicis) "dilated vein," probably related to varus "blotch, pimple" (see vary).
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varicose var·i·cose (vār'ĭ-kōs')
adj.
Relating to, affected with, or characterized by varices or varicosis.

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