cirsoid

SYN: variciform. [G. kirsos, varix, + eidos, appearance]

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cir·soid 'sər-.sȯid adj resembling a dilated tortuous vein <a \cirsoid aneurysm of the scalp>

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adj.
describing the distended knotted appearance of a varicose vein. The term is used for a type of tumour of the scalp (cirsoid aneurysm), which is an arteriovenous aneurysm.

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cir·soid (surґsoid) [cirso- + -oid] varicoid.

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  • Cirsoid — Cir soid, a. [Gr. ? a dilated vein + oid.] (Med.) Varicose. [1913 Webster] {Cirsoid aneurism}, a disease of an artery in which it becomes dilated and elongated, like a varicose vein. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cirsoid — [sʉr′soid΄] adj. 〚Gr kirsoeidēs < kirsos, enlargement of a vein + OID〛 like a varix, or enlarged blood vessel; varicose * * * …   Universalium

  • cirsoid — [sʉr′soid΄] adj. [Gr kirsoeidēs < kirsos, enlargement of a vein + OID] like a varix, or enlarged blood vessel; varicose …   English World dictionary

  • cirsoid — adj. describing the distended knotted appearance of a varicose vein. The term is used for a type of tumour of the scalp (cirsoid aneurysm), which is an arteriovenous aneurysm …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cirsoid — adj. pertaining to a varicose vein, resembling a varicose vein (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cirsoid — cir·soid …   English syllables

  • cirsoid — /ˈsɜsɔɪd/ (say sersoyd) adjective varix like; varicose. {Greek kirsoeidēs} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cirsoid — ˈsərˌsȯid adjective Etymology: cirs + oid : resembling a dilated tortuous vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cirsoid aneurism — Cirsoid Cir soid, a. [Gr. ? a dilated vein + oid.] (Med.) Varicose. [1913 Webster] {Cirsoid aneurism}, a disease of an artery in which it becomes dilated and elongated, like a varicose vein. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cirsoid aneurysm — A cirsoid aneurysm is the dilation of a group of blood vessels due to congenital malformations with AV (arterio venous) shunting. Cirsoid means resembling a varix. Sometimes, a minor traumatic episode, such as a fall or bump on the head, can lead …   Wikipedia

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