varicotomy

An operation for varicose veins by subcutaneous incision. [varico- + G. tome, a cutting]

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n.
incision into a varicose vein (see phlebectomy).

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var·i·cot·o·my (var″ĭ-kotґə-me) [varico- + -tomy] incision into a varix or a varicose vein.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Varicotomy — Var i*cot o*my, n. [See {Varix}; { tomy}.] (Surg.) Excision of a varicosity. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • varicotomy — [var΄əkät′ə mē] n. pl. varicotomies [ VARICO + TOMY] the surgical excision of a varix, esp. of a varicose vein …   English World dictionary

  • varicotomy — /var i kot euh mee/, n., pl. varicotomies. surgical removal of a varicose vein. [VARICO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • varicotomy — noun The surgical procedure of removing varicose veins …   Wiktionary

  • varicotomy — n. surgical removal of varicose veins in the legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • varicotomy — n. incision into a varicose vein (see phlebectomy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • varicotomy — /værəˈkɒtəmi/ (say varuh kotuhmee) noun (plural varicotomies) a surgical operation in which a varicose vein is removed …   Australian English dictionary

  • varicotomy — /var i kot euh mee/, n., pl. varicotomies. surgical removal of a varicose vein. [VARICO + TOMY] * * * varicotˈomy noun The surgical removal of a varix or a varicose vein • • • Main Entry: ↑varix …   Useful english 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

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