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  1. a combining form meaning “tumor,” used in the formation of compound words: variocele.

Origin of -cele1

combining form representing Greek kḗlē a tumor; akin to Old English hēala hydrocele

-cele2

  1. variant of -coele: hematocele.
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British Dictionary definitions for -cele

-cele

n combining form
  1. tumour or herniahydrocele

Word Origin

from Greek kēlē tumour
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