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 hydrocēlē from Greek hudrokēlē hudro- hydro- kēlē tumor ; see -cele 1.
- 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’.