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Meaning of varix

var•ix

Pronunciation: (vâr'iks), [key]
— pl. var•i•ces
  1. Also calleda permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
  2. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a shell at a former position of the lip of the aperture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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