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.
Intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages. and the like.
© Webster 1913.