Meaning of “varicose vein” in the English Dictionary

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"varicose vein" in British English

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varicose veinnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˌvær.ɪ.kəʊs ˈveɪn/ us /ˌver.ə.koʊs ˈveɪn/

a swollen and often painful vein, especially in the legs:

Pregnant women often get varicose veins.

(Definition of “varicose vein” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)