noun Pathology.
an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek hydrokḗlē. See hydro-1, -cele1

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hydrocele (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌsiːl)
an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles
[C16: from hydro- + -cele]

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hydrocele hy·dro·cele (hī'drə-sēl')
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.

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excessive accumulation of fluids in the scrotal sac that surrounds the testes in the male reproductive tract.

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