Varix meaning

văr'ĭks
An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
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One of the longitudinal ridges on the surface of a gastropod shell.
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A permanently and irregularly swollen or dilated blood or lymph vessel, esp. a vein; varicose vein.
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A prominent ridge across the whorls of various univalve shells, showing an earlier position of the outer lip.
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An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.
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(medicine) A varicose, i.e. swollen and knotted, vein.
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Origin of varix

  • Latin swollen vein
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition