varices definition by Webster's New World
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varices definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of varix.
Variant of varix
noun pl. varices
- Med. a permanently and irregularly swollen or dilated blood or lymph vessel, esp. a vein; varicose vein
- Zool. a prominent ridge across the whorls of various univalve shells, showing an earlier position of the outer lip
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, a raised area (of skin or land) from source wart, Classical Latin varus, pimple