CELE

-cele

1
a combining form meaning “tumor,” used in the formation of compound words: variocele.

Origin:
combining form representing Greek kḗlē a tumor; akin to Old English hēala hydrocele

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-cele

2
variant of -coele: blastocele.

coel-

a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron.
Also, cele-, coele-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek koîlos hollow; akin to cave

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-cele
 
n combining form
tumour or hernia: hydrocele
 
[from Greek kēlē tumour]

coel-
 
prefix
indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or part: coelacanth; coelenterate; coelenteron
 
[New Latin, from Greek koilos hollow]

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-cele 1
suff.
Tumor; hernia: cystocele.

-cele 2
suff.
Variant of -coel.

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