Meaning of sclerotherapy

scle•ro•ther•a•py

Pronunciation: (sklēr"u-ther'u-pē, skler"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a treatment for varicose veins in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution, also used cosmetically in spider veins to eliminate discoloration.
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