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varicocele

[var-i-koh-seel] /ˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil/
noun, Pathology
1.
a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; varico- + -cele1
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British Dictionary definitions for varicocele

varicocele

/ˈværɪkəʊˌsiːl/
noun
1.
(pathol) an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum
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Word Origin and History for varicocele
n.

1736, Modern Latin, from Latin varic-, comb. form of varix (see varices) + Greek kele "tumor."

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varicocele in Medicine

varicocele var·i·co·cele (vār'ĭ-kō-sēl')
n.
A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.

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