hydrocele

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noun hy·dro·cele \ˈhī-drə-ˌsēl\

Definition of hydrocele

  1. :  an accumulation of serous fluid in a saclike cavity (such as the scrotum)

Origin and Etymology of hydrocele

Latin, from Greek hydrokēlē, from hydr- + kēlē tumor — more at -cele


First Known Use: 1597


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hydrocele

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noun hy·dro·cele \ˈhī-drə-ˌsēl\

Medical Definition of hydrocele

  1. :  an accumulation of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity (as the scrotum)


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