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varus

Pronunciation: va'rus

Definition: Latin adjective describing any joint in an extremity that is deformed in such a way that the more distal of the two bones forming the joint deviates toward the midline, as in bowleg.

[Mod. L. bent inward, fr. L. knock-kneed]

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