- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||abnormally swollen or enlarged.
||causing abnormal swelling.
||pertaining to or suffering from abnormally swollen veins or lymph nodes, esp. in the legs.
The word varicose
contains the following part:
that means having many or much of; tending toward
More about this word part:
Adjectives ending in -ose1
were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1
is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1
have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose
: verbosity). See -osity