varicose


varicose

adjective

  1. abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen: a varicose vein.
  2. pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs.

adjective

  1. of or resulting from varicose veinsa varicose ulcer
adj.

1730, from Latin varicosus “full of dilated veins,” from varix (genitive varicis) “dilated vein,” probably related to varus “blotch, pimple” (see vary).

adj.

  1. Relating to, affected with, or characterized by varices or varicosis.

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