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Meaning of varicose

var•i•cose

Pronunciation: (var'i-kōs"), [key]
— adj.
  1. abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen: a varicose vein.
  2. pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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