an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.
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How to use hydrocele in a sentence
Collect ascitic, pleuritic, or hydrocele fluid in sterile flasks and allow to stand in the ice-chest for twelve hours to sediment.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Various substances may be injected; or the hydrocele is incised, the tunica partly removed and the cavity drained.
The peritoneum of hydrocele and hernial sacs and of the omentum readily lends itself to transplantation.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
His second paper was on hydrocele; in this he advocated the operation by incision and removal of the sac.Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky | David W. Yandell
In a second paper, in the next number of this volume, he gives an original and successful operation for hydrocele.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrocele
an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles
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