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A vein, usually on the leg, that has become swollen and twisted by internal pressure.
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|Noun||1.||varicose vein - a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs|
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
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