Definition of varicocele in English:

varicocele

Syllabification: var·i·co·cele
Pronunciation: /ˈvarikōˌsēl
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord.
    More example sentences
    • Scrotal ultrasonography is helpful in confirming a varicocele or testicular tumour.
    • A varicocele causes swelling due to swollen veins within the scrotum.
    • Other benign conditions resulting in a scrotal mass, such as testicular torsion, spermatocele, varicocele, or tuberculosis, must be ruled out.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin varix, varic- 'dilated vein' + -cele.

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