noun Pathology.
the formation of a varix or varices.

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varicosis (ˌværɪˈkəʊsɪs)
pathol any condition characterized by distension of the veins
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin: varix]

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varicosis var·i·co·sis (vār'ĭ-kō'sĭs)
n. pl. var·i·co·ses (-sēz)

  1. The condition of being varicose.

  2. Formation of varices.

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