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[byoo-bon-uh-seel, boo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. an inguinal hernia, especially one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin.
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Origin of bubonocele

1605–15; < Greek boubōno-, combining form of boubṓn groin + -cele1
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British Dictionary definitions for bubonocele


  1. an incomplete hernia in the groin; partial inguinal hernia
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Word Origin for bubonocele

C17: from Greek boubōn groin + kēlē tumour
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bubonocele in Medicine


  1. An inguinal hernia, especially one in which the knuckle of intestine has not yet emerged from the external abdominal ring.
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