Var"i*cose` [L. varicosus, from varix, -icis, a dilated vein; cf. varus bent, stretched, crooked.]


Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers.

2. Med.

Intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages. and the like.


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