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a combining form meaning “tumor,” used in the formation of compound words: varicocele.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of -cele1
Combining form representing Greek kḗlē a tumor; akin to Old English hēala hydrocele
Other definitions for -cele (2 of 2)
variant of -coele: hematocele.
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British Dictionary definitions for -cele
n combining form
tumour or herniahydrocele
Word Origin for -cele
from Greek kēlē tumour
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Medical definitions for -cele (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for -cele (2 of 2)
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