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varicosity

 [var″ĭ-kos´ĭ-te]
1. the quality or state of being varicose; called also phlebectasia and venectasia.
2. varix.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē),
A varix or varicose condition.
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varicosity

(văr′ĭ-kŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. varicosi·ties
1. Varicosis.
2. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
3. The condition of having varicose veins.
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var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē)
A varix or varicose condition.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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