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Webster 1913 Edition


Hydrocele

Hyˊdro-cele

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Noun.
[L., fr. Gr. [GREEK];
ὕδωρ
water + [GREEK] tumor.]
(Med.)
A collection of serous fluid in the areolar texture of the scrotum or in the coverings, especially in the serous sac, investing the testicle or the spermatic cord; dropsy of the testicle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hydrocele

HY'DROCELE

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Noun.
[Gr. water, and tumor.] Any hernia proceeding from water; a watery tumor, particularly one in the scrotum.
A dropsy of the scrotum.

Definition 2022


hydrocele

hydrocele

English

Noun

hydrocele (plural hydroceles)

  1. An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle.
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004), page 205:
      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.