Hydrocele meaning

hīdrə-sēl
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
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A collection of watery fluid in a cavity of the body, esp. in the scrotum or along the spermatic cord.
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A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
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An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle.

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Origin of hydrocele

  • Latin hydrocēlē from Greek hudrokēlē hudro- hydro- kēlē tumor –cele1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hydrocèle or Latin hydrocele, from Greek ὑδροκήλη, from ὑδρο- ‘water’ + κήλη ‘tumour’.

    From Wiktionary