hydrocele

[hahy-druh-seel]

Origin of hydrocele

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek hydrokḗlē. See hydro-1, -cele1
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrocele

hydrocele

noun
  1. an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles

Word Origin for hydrocele

C16: from hydro- + -cele
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hydrocele in Medicine

hydrocele

[hīdrə-sēl′]
n.
  1. A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
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