hydrocele

[ hahy-druh-seel ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌsil /

noun Pathology.

an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.

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Origin of hydrocele

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

hydrocele
/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌsiːl) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for hydrocele

hydrocele
[ hīdrə-sēl′ ]

n.

A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
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