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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)