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varicose vein

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌvær.ɪ.kəʊsˈveɪn/ us    /ˌver.ɪ.koʊs-/
a swollen and often painful vein, especially in the legs: Pregnant women often get varicose veins.
Translations of “varicose vein”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指腿部的)靜脈曲張…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指腿部的)静脉曲张…
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