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var•ix



Pronunciation: (vâr'iks), [key]
n.,
pl. var•i•cesPronunciation: (vâr'u-sēz"). [key]

1. Also called varicosity. Pathol.a permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
2. Zool.a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a shell at a former position of the lip of the aperture.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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