* * *var·i·cose 'var-ə-.kōs also var·i·cosed -.kōst adj1) abnormally swollen or dilated <\varicose lymph vessels>2) affected with varicose veins <a patient with \varicose legs>
* * *var·i·cose (varґĭ-kōs) [L. varicosus] pertaining to a varix; unnaturally and permanently distended. Called also variceal and variciform.
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Varicose — Var i*cose (?; 277), a. [L. varicosus, from varix, icis, a dilated vein; cf. varus bent, stretched, crooked.] [1913 Webster] 1. Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
varicose — [var′ə kōs΄] adj. [L varicosus < varix (gen. varicis), VARIX] 1. abnormally and irregularly swollen or dilated [varicose veins] 2. resulting from varicose veins [varicose ulcer] … English World dictionary
varicose — 1730, from L. varicosus full of dilated veins, from varix (gen. varicis) dilated vein, probably related to varus blotch, pimple (see VARY (Cf. vary)) … Etymology dictionary
varicose — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a vein, especially in the leg) swollen, twisted, and lengthened, as a result of poor circulation. ORIGIN Latin varicosus … English terms dictionary
varicose — also varicosed adjective Etymology: Latin varicosus full of dilated veins, from varic , varix dilated vein Date: circa 1730 1. abnormally swollen or dilated < varicose veins > 2. affected with varicose veins < varicose legs > … New Collegiate Dictionary
varicose — /var i kohs /, adj. 1. abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen: a varicose vein. 2. pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs. [1720 30; < L varicosus suffering from varicose veins … Universalium
varicose — varÂ·iÂ·cose || vÃ¦rÉªkÉ™ÊŠs adj. swollen, enlarged; having varicose veins; pertaining to the treatment of varicose veins … English contemporary dictionary
varicose — a. swollen, especially in irregular lumps and twists. ♦ varicotomy, n. incision into varicose vein. ♦ varicosis, n. state of being varicose. ♦ varicosity, n … Dictionary of difficult words
varicose — adjective abnormally swollen, dilated or knotty See Also: varicosis, varicosity, varicose vein … Wiktionary
varicose — adj. Varicose is used with these nouns: ↑vein … Collocations dictionary