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varicocele

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noun var·i·co·cele \ˈva-rə-kō-ˌsēl\

Definition of varicocele

  1. :  a varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord



Origin and Etymology of varicocele

New Latin, from Latin varic-, varix + New Latin -o- + -cele


First Known Use: 1736


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varicocele

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noun var·i·co·cele \ˈvar-i-kō-ˌsēl\

Medical Definition of varicocele

  1. :  a varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord producing a soft compressible tumor mass in the scrotum




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