Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Varicosis.
  • n. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
  • n. The condition of having varicose veins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enlarged vessel or nerve, particularly a blood vessel.
  • n. A varicose vein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being varicose.
  • n. An enlargement or swelling in a vessel, fiber, or the like; a varix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A varix.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous

Etymologies

varicose +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In your case, standing on your feet all day is allowing the blood to pool in your legs, resulting in the varicosity.

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  • Nor is a degree of varicosity in the lower legs of runners unusual; the calf muscles get very hard and force the softer veins toward the surface.

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  • In one popliteal varix, slight varicosity of the superficial veins of the leg was present, but it was not certain that the development of this was not antecedent to the injury, as the patient did not notice it until his attention was drawn to its existence.

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  • The uterus contained a fetus three or four months old, with the membranes intact, the maternal death being due to the varicosity of the pregnant pudenda, the slight injury being sufficient to produce fatal hemorrhage.

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  • When interrogated as to the cause of his enormous saphenous veins, which stood out like huge twisted cords under the skin and were associated with venous varicosity on the leg, he said he presumed they were caused by his constantly compressing the saphenous vein at the hip in giving his exhibitions, which in some large cities were repeated several times a day.

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  • When we consider the varicosity of this organ we can readily believe the possibility of the foregoing facts, and there is little doubt that more precaution in suturing severed portions of the nose would render the operation of nose making a very rare one.

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  • Of course, with virtually sufficient of these fliers around, it was surprisingly nutritious that the lovely egyptians would absorb a terrific for them, and that they did by ordering the rocks miraculously into varicosity diagrams and irony which were selected for fences in the external egyptian empire.

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  • Downward pointing arrows show the varicosities and upward pointing arrows indicate the inter-varicosity axon. (c) shows intensity profiles of the fluorescent varicosities.

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  • The varicosities varied somewhat in their size and were on an average 2-4 µm×2-3 µm and were separated from each other, with inter-varicosity interval varying from 2 µm to greater than 200 µm.

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