hydrocele

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

hydrocele (plural hydroceles)

  1. An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle.
    • 2003: For while he refers to his gout (a good disease), he does not mention the complaint which indirectly killed him, his hydrocele – an enlargement of the scrotum — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 205)