- 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
- variant of -coele: hematocele.
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- tumour or herniahydrocele
from Greek kēlē tumour
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