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[vair-uh s] /ˈvɛər əs/
noun, Pathology
abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.
Origin of varus
1790-1800; < Latin vārus crooked, bent Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for varus


(pathol) denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: bow-legged
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Word Origin and History for varus

foot deformity, 1800, from Latin varus, literally "knock-kneed."

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varus in Medicine

varus var·us (vâr'əs, vār'-)
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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