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varicose Definition
varicose adjective
1. medicine swollen: swollen, knotted, or distended to a greater extent than normal
2. medicine with varicose veins: affected with or having varicose veins
3. medicine producing swelling: relating to or producing swelling
4. zoology ridged like gastropod shell: resembling a small longitudinal ridge varix on the shell of some gastropods

[15th century. < Latin varicosus < varix "dilated vein, varicose vein"]

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