Definition of Hydrocele

1. Noun. Disorder in which serous fluid accumulates in a body sac (especially in the scrotum).

Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset

Definition of Hydrocele

1. n. 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.

Definition of Hydrocele

1. Noun. An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydrocele

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Medical Definition of Hydrocele

1. An accumulation of serous fluid in a sac-like cavity adjacent the testicle, a swelling due to the accumulation of serous fluid in the tunica vaginalis of the testis or in the spermatic cord. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrocele

hydrocarboxylic
hydrocarburet
hydrocarburets
hydrocarbyl
hydrocarbylene
hydrocarbylenes
hydrocarbylidene
hydrocarbylidenes
hydrocarbylidyne
hydrocarbylidynes
hydrocarbyls
hydrocast
hydrocasts
hydrocauli
hydrocaulus
hydrocele colli
hydrocele feminae
hydrocele muliebris
hydrocelectomy
hydroceles
hydrocephalic
hydrocephalics
hydrocephalies
hydrocephalocele
hydrocephaloid
hydrocephalous
hydrocephalus ex vacuo

Literary usage of Hydrocele

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The iodine was dangerous to the hernial sac and did not reach the hydrocele. < )f the many operations for hydrocele, Genouville and Peraire consider tbe two ..."

2. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"Common form of hydrocele testis. The tunica vaginalis propria is ... A hydrocele communicans has developed, which is simultaneously the seat of a hernia. ..."

3. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"As they communicate with each other, they may alternately be filled or emptied. (Bilocular hydrocele.) Fia. 38. a, ordinary picture of hydrocele ..."

4. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"After tapping it usually happens that the hydrocele slowly forms again, ... In tapping a hydrocele a few precautions are necessary, the principal being to ..."

5. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"In another class of cases, the serous fluid may be confined between the internal and external rings, giving rise to the so-called diffused hydrocele of the ..."

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