varus

varus

[vair-uhs]
noun Pathology.
abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin vārus crooked, bent

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varus (ˈvɛərəs)
 
adj
pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body
 
[C19: from Latin: bow-legged]

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varus var·us (vâr'əs, vār'-)
adj.
Characterized by an abnormal inward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an outward turning. n.
A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.

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