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