hydrocele

noun
hy·​dro·​cele | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌsēl How to pronounce hydrocele (audio) \

Definition of hydrocele

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

First Known Use of hydrocele

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrocele

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

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hydrocele

noun
hy·​dro·​cele | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌsēl How to pronounce hydrocele (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrocele

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

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