varicocele

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

Definition of varicocele

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1736


Medical Dictionary

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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