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Varicosity \Var`i*cos"i*ty\, n.

  1. The quality or state of being varicose.

  2. An enlargement or swelling in a vessel, fiber, or the like; a varix; as, the varicosities of nerve fibers.


n. 1 An enlarged vessel or nerve, particularly a blood vessel. 2 A varicose vein.


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

Usage examples of "varicosity".

He describes the enlargement of the veins that follows, the actual varicosities, and the dusky or livid redness of the parts which seem to be soft, but are really very hard.

Then she'd agree, cheerfully adding varicosity, slacked breast and vaginal sphincter, striation of buttock and thigh, and loss of hair-sheen to the list of her biological expenses in the childbearing way -- all which she counted as nothing, since for three such princelets she'd've died thrice over.