AskDefine | Define varix

Dictionary Definition

varix n : abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel [also: varices (pl)]

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English

Noun

Translations

varicose vein

Extensive Definition

Varices in general refers to distended veins. It derives from the Latin word for twisted, "varix".
Types of varices include:
varix in Polish: Żylak
varix in Russian: Варикозное расширение вен
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