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pl. varices [L. varix, twisted or dilated vein]

1. A tortuous dilatation of a vein.
SEE: varicose vein
2. Less commonly, dilatation of an artery or lymph vessel.
variceal (var″ĭ-sē′ăl) (vă-ris′ē-ăl), adj.

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