noun[mass noun] Medicine
A deformity involving oblique displacement of part of a limb towards the midline. The opposite of valgus.
- 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'.
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