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varicocele

[var-i-koh-seel]
noun Pathology.
  1. a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
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Origin of varicocele

First recorded in 1730–40; varico- + -cele1
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British Dictionary definitions for varicocele

varicocele

noun
  1. pathol an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum
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Word Origin and History for varicocele

n.

1736, Modern Latin, from Latin varic-, comb. form of varix (see varices) + Greek kele "tumor."

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varicocele in Medicine

varicocele

(vărĭ-kō-sēl′)
n.
  1. A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.
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