Varicosity
Varicosity Var`i*cos"i*ty, n. 1. The quality or state of being varicose. [1913 Webster]

2. An enlargement or swelling in a vessel, fiber, or the like; a varix; as, the varicosities of nerve fibers. [1913 Webster]


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  • varicosity — [var΄əkäs′ə tē] n. 1. the condition of being varicose 2. pl. varicosities VARIX …   English World dictionary

  • varicosity — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1842 1. varix 2. the quality or state of being abnormally or markedly swollen or dilated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • varicosity — /var i kos i tee/, n., pl. varicosities. Pathol. 1. the state or condition of being varicose. 2. varix (def. 1). [1835 45; VARICOSE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • varicosity — noun a) an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel b) varicose vein …   Wiktionary

  • varicosity — A varix or varicose condition. * * * var·i·cos·i·ty .var ə käs ət ē n, pl ties 1) the quality or state of being abnormally or markedly swollen or dilated 2) VARIX * * * var·i·cos·i·ty (var″ĭ kosґĭ te) 1. a varicose condition; the… …   Medical dictionary

  • varicosity — n. state of being varicose, condition of being enlarged or swollen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • varicosity — var·i·cos·i·ty …   English syllables

  • varicosity — var•i•cos•i•ty [[t]ˌvær ɪˈkɒs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the state or condition of being varicose 2) pat varix 1) • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • varicosity — /værəˈkɒsəti/ (say varuh kosuhtee) noun (plural varicosities) 1. the state or condition of being varicose. 2. → varix …   Australian English dictionary

  • varicosity — noun varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous • Derivationally related forms: ↑varicose • Hypernyms: ↑varix • Hyponyms: ↑varicose vein …   Useful english dictionary

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