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variform varied in form; having a variety of forms.
variola smallpox.
variometer any of various devices that measure or record variations in some quantity, such as a geophysical instrument that measures variations in the earth's magnetic force. [2 definitions]
variorum containing commentary or notes from several different scholars or editors. [3 definitions]
various of many different kinds; diverse. [2 definitions]
varistor a semiconductor resistor, the resistance of which varies according to the voltage applied.
varix a blood or lymph vessel that is swollen or dilated; varicose vein.
varmint (informal) a usu. predatory animal or bird that is considered a nuisance or pest.
varnish a liquid of resinous material that is brushed on wood or the like to make a hard, shiny, protective coating. [5 definitions]
varoom variant of vroom.
varsity the primary team that competes in a sport or other extramural contest on behalf of a school, college, or the like. [2 definitions]
vary to change; alter; modify. [4 definitions]
vas an anatomical or biological vessel or duct.
Vasco da Gama a Portuguese explorer who established the first all-water trade route between Europe and India (b.1460?--d.1524).
Vasco Nez de Balboa a Spanish explorer and the first European discoverer of the Pacific Ocean (b.1475?--d.1519?).
vascular composed of, containing, or having to do with tubes or ducts that carry a fluid, such as blood or lymph in animals or sap in plants, or with a system of such tubes or ducts.
vascular bundle in botany, an aggregate plant unit composed of strands of conductive and supportive tissue.
vas deferens the duct that carries sperm from the testicle to the ejaculatory duct of the penis.
vase an open container of glass, porcelain, pottery, or the like, usu. taller than it is wide, used as an ornament or to hold cut flowers.
vasectomy a surgical operation in which a male's sperm-carrying tube is cut and tied or removed, as a means of birth control.
Vaseline trademark for petrolatum.