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var·i·cose

 (văr′ĭ-kōs′)
adj.
1. Abnormally swollen or knotted: varicose veins.
2. Characterized by or resulting from varicose veins: a varicose ulcer.

[Latin varicōsus, from varix, varic-, swollen vein.]

varicose

(ˈværɪˌkəʊs)
adj
(Pathology) of or resulting from varicose veins: a varicose ulcer.
[C18: from Latin varicōsus, from varix]

var•i•cose

(ˈvær ɪˌkoʊs)

adj.
1. abnormally enlarged or swollen: a varicose vein.
2. pertaining to or affected with varices.
[1720–30; < Latin varicōsus. See varix, -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.varicose - abnormally swollen or knottyvaricose - abnormally swollen or knotty; "varicose veins"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
Translations

var·i·cose

a. varicoso-a, rel. a las várices o que se les asemeja;
___ veinsvenas ___ -s.

varicose

adj varicoso; — vein vena varicosa
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