varicocele

[ var-i-koh-seel ]
/ ˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil /

noun Pathology.

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
/ (ˈværɪkəʊˌsiːl) /

noun

pathol an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum
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Medical definitions for varicocele

varicocele
[ vărĭ-kō-sēl′ ]

n.

A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.
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