-cele

1

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

Nearby words

  1. -cardium,
  2. -carp,
  3. -carpic,
  4. -carpous,
  5. -ce,
  6. -cele 1,
  7. -cele 2,
  8. -cene,
  9. -centric,
  10. -cephalic

Origin of -cele

1
combining form representing Greek kḗlē a tumor; akin to Old English hēala hydrocele

-cele

2

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

-cele

n combining form

tumour or herniahydrocele

Word Origin for -cele

from Greek kēlē tumour

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