Definition of varus in English:


Syllabification: var·us
Pronunciation: /ˈve(ə)rəs


  • A deformity involving oblique displacement of part of a limb toward the midline. The opposite of valgus.
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    • 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'.

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