- a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
Origin of varicocele
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- pathol an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum
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Word Origin and History for varicocele
1736, Modern Latin, from Latin varic-, comb. form of varix (see varices) + Greek kele "tumor."
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- A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.
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