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-cele1

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

-cele2

1.
variant of -coele:
blastocele.

coel-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cele

-cele

combining form
1.
tumour or hernia: hydrocele
Word Origin
from Greek kēlē tumour

coel-

prefix
1.
indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or part: coelacanth, coelenterate, coelenteron
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek koilos hollow
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cele in Medicine

-cele 1
suff.
Tumor; hernia: cystocele.

-cele 2
suff.
Variant of -coel.

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