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Definition of Spider veins

Spider veins: A group of widened veins that can be seen through the surface of the skin. Their wheel-and- spoke shape resembles a spider. Also known as spider telangiectasia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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