[ hi-mat-uh-seel, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh- ]
/ hɪˈmæt əˌsil, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə- /

noun Pathology.

hemorrhage into a cavity, as the cavity surrounding the testis.
such a cavity.

Origin of hematocele

First recorded in 1720–30; hemato- + -cele2
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Medicine definitions for hematocele


[ hēmə-tə-sēl′, hĭ-mătə- ]


An effusion of blood into a canal or a cavity of the body.
hemorrhagic cyst
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