- an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.
Origin of hydrocele
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This however is not the case in respect to the dropsy of the ovarium, or in the hydrocele.Zoonomia, Vol. II
Various substances may be injected; or the hydrocele is incised, the tunica partly removed and the cavity drained.
Might not the foxglove be serviceable in hydrocephalus internus, in hydrocele, and in white swellings of the joints?Zoonomia, Vol. I
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
In a second paper, in the next number of this volume, he gives an original and successful operation for hydrocele.
- an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles
C16: from hydro- + -cele
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- A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
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