varicose veins

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varicose veins

pl n
(Pathology) a condition in which the superficial veins, esp of the legs, become tortuous, knotted, and swollen: caused by a defect in the venous valves or in the venous pump that normally moves the blood out of the legs when standing for long periods
Translations

varicose veins

[ˈværɪkəʊsˈveɪnz] NPLvarices fpl

varicose veins

plKrampfadern pl

varicose veins

[ˌværɪkəʊsˈveɪnz] nplvarici fpl, vene fpl varicose
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