An enlarged and convoluted vein, artery or lymphatic vessel.
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1. A dilated vein. 2. An enlarged and tortuous vein, artery, or lymphatic vessel. [L. v. (varic-), a dilated vein]
- v. anastomoticus SYN: aneurysmal v..
- aneurysmal v. dilation and tortuosity of a vein resulting from an acquired communication with an adjacent artery. SYN: Pott aneurysm, v. anastomoticus.
- cirsoid v. SYN: cirsoid aneurysm.
- esophageal varices longitudinal venous varices at the lower end of the esophagus as a result of portal hypertension; they are superficial and liable to ulceration and massive bleeding.
- gelatinous v. a lumpy or nodular condition of the umbilical cord.
- lymph v. the formation of varices or cysts in the lymph node s in consequence of obstruction in the efferent lymphatics.
- turbinal v. a condition of permanent dilation of the veins of the turbinated bodies, especially of the inferior turbinate.

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var·ix 'var-iks n, pl var·i·ces 'var-ə-.sēz an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel esp VARICOSE VEIN

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n. (pl. varices)
a single varicose veins.

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va·rix (varґiks) pl. vaґrices [L.] an enlarged and tortuous vein, artery, or lymphatic vessel.

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  • Varix — Va rix, n.; pl. {Varices}. [L.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A uneven, permanent dilatation of a vein. [1913 Webster] Note: Varices are owing to local retardation of the venous circulation, and in some cases to relaxation of the parietes of the veins …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Varix — (Blutaderknoten, Venenbruch, Aderkropf), eine durch Ausdehnung einer Vene entstandene Geschwulst meist an äußeren Theilen, z.B. der Vene des Augapfels (V. oculi), der großen Halsvene (V. collaris), der Nase (V. nasi) etc. Sie entstehen gewöhnlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Varix — (lat.), Krampfader …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Varix — (lat.), Krampfader (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Varix — od. Blutaderknoten, heißt man in der Pathologie die abnorme chronische Erweiterung einer Blutader od. Vene. Solche Erweiterungen (Varicositäten) können sich auf einen größern oder kleinern Theil des Venensystems erstrecken od. auch nur einen… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • varix — [var′iks] n. pl. varices [var′ə sēz΄] [L < IE base * wer , a raised area (of skin or land) > WART, L varus, pimple] 1. Med. a permanently and irregularly swollen or dilated blood or lymph vessel, esp. a vein; varicose vein 2. Zool. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Varix — Krampfader; Venenknoten * * * Va|rix 〈[ va: ] f.; , Va|ri|zen; Med.〉 = Varize * * * Va|rix, die; , Varizen, Va|ri|ze, die; , n [lat. varix (Gen.: varici …   Universal-Lexikon

  • varix — noun (plural varices) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin varic , varix Date: 14th century an abnormally dilated and lengthened vein, artery, or lymph vessel; especially a varicose vein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Varix — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 I83 Varizen der unteren Extremitäten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • varix — n.; pl. varices [L. varix, dilation] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Transverse elevations that occur on the outer shell surface; more prominent than the costa and generally spaced more widely; result of growth halt in which a thickened outer lip… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Varix — Va̱rix [aus gleichbed. lat. varix, Gen.: varicis] w; , Va̱rices (eindeutschend auch: Vari̱zen), auch: Vari̱ze w; , n: Krampfader, Venenknoten, umschriebene, krankhafte Erweiterung einer Vene …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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