- 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 of varixClassical Latin ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, a raised area (of skin or land) from source wart, Classical Latin varus, pimple
- An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
- One of the longitudinal ridges on the surface of a gastropod shell.
Origin of varixLatin, swollen vein.