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a combining form meaning “tumor,” used in the formation of compound words: varicocele.
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Origin of -cele

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

Other definitions for -cele (2 of 2)

-cele2

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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Medical definitions for -cele (1 of 2)

-cele 11

suff.
Tumor; hernia:cystocele.

Medical definitions for -cele (2 of 2)

-cele 22

suff.
Variant of-coel
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