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

Origin and Etymology of varicocele

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


Medical Dictionary

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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