a collection of watery fluid in a cavity of the body, esp. in the scrotum or along the spermatic cord
Origin of hydroceleClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek hydrok?l? ; from hyd?r, water + k?l?, tumor: see -cele
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
Origin of hydroceleLatin hydroc&emacron;l&emacron;, from Greek hudrok&emacron;l&emacron; : hudro-, hydro- + k&emacron;l&emacron;, tumor; see –cele1.
- An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle.
From French hydrocèle or Latin hydrocele, from Greek ὑδροκήλη, from ὑδρο- ‘water’ + κήλη ‘tumour’.