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Varicose veins

Synonym(s)

  • varicosity
  • venous varices

Definition(s)

Enlarged and tortuous veins.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

An abnormal swelling and tortuosity especially of a superficial vein of the legs—usually used in plural.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014