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varicose veins

plural noun
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a condition in which the superficial veins, esp of the legs, become tortuous, knotted, and swollen: caused by a defect in the venous valves or in the venous pump that normally moves the blood out of the legs when standing for long periods
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varicose veins
  (vār'ĭ-kōs')   
Abnormally prominent and swollen veins, especially in the legs.
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