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hydrocele

[hahy-druh-seel] /ˈhaɪ drəˌsil/
noun, Pathology
1.
an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin < Greek hydrokḗlē. See hydro-1, -cele1
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrocele

hydrocele

/ˈhaɪdrəʊˌsiːl/
noun
1.
an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles
Word Origin
C16: from hydro- + -cele
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hydrocele in Medicine

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

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Encyclopedia Article for hydrocele

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

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