[ byoo-bon-uh-seel, boo- ]
/ byuˈbɒn əˌsil, bu- /
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
Words nearby bubonocele
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British Dictionary definitions for bubonocele
/ (bjuːˈbɒnəˌsiːl) /
an incomplete hernia in the groin; partial inguinal hernia
Word Origin for bubonocele
C17: from Greek boubōn groin + kēlē tumour
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Medical definitions for bubonocele
[ bōō-bŏn′ə-sēl′ ]
An inguinal hernia, especially one in which the knuckle of intestine has not yet emerged from the external abdominal ring.
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