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var·i·co·sis

, pl.

var·i·cos·es

(var'i-kō'sis, -sēz),
A dilated or varicose state of a vein or veins.
[varico- + G. -osis, condition]

varicosis

(văr′ĭ-kō′sĭs)
n. pl. varico·ses (-sēz)
1. The condition of being varicose.
2. Formation of varices.

varicosis

[ver′ikō′sis]
Etymology: L, varix + Gk, osis, condition
a common condition characterized by one or more tortuous, abnormally dilated vessels, usually in the legs or the lower trunk. It most often occurs in persons between 30 and 60 years of age. Varicosis may be caused by congenital defects of the valves or walls of the veins or by congestion and increased intraluminal pressure resulting from prolonged standing, poor posture, pregnancy, abdominal tumor, or chronic systemic disease. Symptoms include pain and muscle cramps with a feeling of fullness and heaviness in the legs. Dilation of superficial veins is often evident before the condition produces discomfort.

var·i·co·sis

, pl. varicoses (var'i-kō'sis, -sēz)
A dilated or varicose state of a vein or veins.
[varico- + G. -osis,condition]

varicosis (varˈ·i·kōˑ·sis),

n a common condition distinguished by the presence of at least one varicose vein in the legs or lower trunk. It may be due to innate defects in the walls of the veins or the valves, congestion, or increased intraluminal pressure as a result of standing for extended periods of time, pregnancy, a tumor in the abdomen, or a chronic systemic infection. See also varicosity.