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A series of swellings along the course of the axon of a nerve fiber.
[L. filum, thread, + varix, dilation of vein]
filovaricosisAn obsolete term that signifies the presence of abnormal swelling along a nerve or nerve fibre; axonal swelling.
filovaricosis(fī″lō-văr-ĭ-kō′sĭs) [″ + varix, a dilated vein, + Gr. osis, condition]
Dilation or thickening of the axis of a nerve.