varicocele

noun
var·i·co·cele | \ˈver-ə-kō-ˌsēl, ˈva-rə-\

Definition of varicocele 

: a varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord

First Known Use of varicocele

1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varicocele

borrowed from New Latin varicocēlē, from Latin varic-, varix "varicose vein, varix" + New Latin -o- -o- + -cēlē -cele

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varicocele

noun
var·i·co·cele | \ˈvar-i-kō-ˌsēl \

Medical Definition of varicocele 

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

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