Definition of variceal in English:

variceal

Line breaks: vari|ceal
Pronunciation: /ˌvarɪˈsiːəl
 
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adjective

Zoology & Medicine
  • Relating to or involving a varix.
    More example sentences
    • The diagnosis of cirrhosis was established by biopsy or by signs of portal hypertension such as gastroesophageal varices, previous variceal bleeding, or ascites.
    • Patients with cirrhosis were screened by endoscopy for esophageal varices, and those with more than minimal variceal lesions were asked to enroll in the study.
    • Recently, the American College of Gastroenterology recommended endoscopic screening to detect varices in patients with cirrhosis and no previous variceal hemorrhage.

Origin

1960s: from Latin varix, varic-, on the pattern of words such as corneal and laryngeal.

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