varicose veins


varicose veins
noun (plural) a medical condition in which the veins in your leg become swollen and painful

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • varicose veins — veins that are distended, lengthened, and tortuous. The superficial veins (saphenous veins) of the legs are most commonly affected; other sites include the oesophagus (see oesophageal varices) and testes (varicocele). There is an inherited… …   Medical dictionary

  • varicose veins — veins that are distended, lengthened, and tortuous. The superficial veins (saphenous veins) of the legs are most commonly affected; other sites include the oesophagus (see oesophageal varices) and testes (varicocele). There is an inherited… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • varicose veins — UK [ˌværɪkəʊs ˈveɪnz] US [ˌverɪkoʊs ˈveɪnz] noun [plural] medical a medical condition in which the veins in your legs become swollen and sore Thesaurus: specific medical conditionshyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Varicose veins — ICD9|671 ICDO = OMIM = 192200 MedlinePlus = 001109 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2788 MeshID = D014648 Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. Carl Arnold Ruge is credited with having first defined varicose veins as …   Wikipedia

  • varicose veins — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Children (Rhyming slang.) Huv ye goat varicose veins? Aye, a wee boay an a wee lassie …   English dialects glossary

  • varicose veins — var|i|cose veins [ˌværıkəus ˈveınz US kous ] n [plural] [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: varicosus, from varix swollen vein ] a medical condition in which the ↑veins in your leg become swollen and painful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • varicose veins — var|i|cose veins [ ,verıkous veınz ] noun plural a medical condition in which the VEINS in your legs become swollen and sore …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • varicose veins — enlarged veins in the legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • varicose veins — UK [ˌværɪkəʊs ˈveɪnz] / US [ˌverɪkoʊs ˈveɪnz] noun [plural] medical a medical condition in which the veins in your legs become swollen and sore …   English dictionary

  • varicose veins —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors


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