noun, plural var·i·ces [vair–uh-seez] /ˈvɛər əˌsiz/.
- Also called varicosity. Pathology. a permanent abnormal dilation and lengthening of a vein, usually accompanied by some tortuosity; a varicose vein.
- Zoology. a ridgelike mark or scar on the surface of a shell at a former position of the lip of the aperture.
noun plural varices (ˈværɪˌsiːz)
- a tortuous dilated veinSee varicose veins
- Also called: arterial varix, varix lymphaticusa similar condition affecting an artery or lymphatic vessel
n. pl. var•i•ces (-ĭ-sēz′)
- An abnormally dilated or swollen vein, artery, or lymph vessel.