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var·ix

 (văr′ĭks)
n. pl. var·i·ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
1. An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
2. One of the longitudinal ridges on the surface of a gastropod shell.

[Latin, swollen vein.]

varix

(ˈvɛərɪks)
n, pl varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
(Pathology) pathol
a. a tortuous dilated vein. See varicose veins
b. Also called: arterial varix or varix lymphaticus a similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
[C15: from Latin]

var•ix

(ˈvɛər ɪks)

n., pl. var•i•ces (ˈvɛər əˌsiz)
1. Also, varicosity. a varicose vein.
2. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a gastropod shell.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: varicose vein]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vesselvarix - abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
Translations

var·ix

n. várice, vena, arteria o vaso linfático aumentado o dilatado.

varix

n (pl -ices) (frec. pl) várice or varice f, variz f (Esp)
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However, termination of pregnancy services were available on demand and without proof of medical necessity in Boston up to twenty-four weeks of gestation At that meeting, Lauria reported to the Halls that in addition to the continually clenched hands and possible rocker bottom foot, the fetus exhibited additional problems, including lower micrognathia--an unusually small lower jaw, a small umbilical vein varix, possible heart problems and "lemon head deformity," a convexity in the frontal portion of the head which can suggest an underlying brain abnormality.
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