varix

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Etymology[edit]

Via Middle English from Latin, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wers-; see also Old Church Slavonic врьхъ (vrĭxŭ, top, peak), Ancient Greek ἕρμα (hérma, reef, rock, hill), Lithuanian viršus (top).

Noun[edit]

varix (plural varices)

  1. (medicine) a varicose, i.e. swollen and knotted, vein

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