Definition of varus in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈverəs/


A deformity involving oblique displacement of part of a limb toward the midline. The opposite of valgus.
Example sentences
  • The lower extremities were equal in length, and no varus or valgus deformity of the knee was present.
  • In a recent study, an association between high longitudinal arches with less pronation of the ankle and less varus of the forefoot was noted.
  • Supination of the foot and heal varus are corrected by abducting the supinated foot under the talus.


Early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'bent, crooked'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.