Definition of Spermatocele

1. Noun. A swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa.

Generic synonyms: Lump, Puffiness, Swelling

Medical Definition of Spermatocele

1. A cystic swelling of the epididymis containing spermatozoa. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Spermatocele

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1. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1902)
"Sometimes spermatocele is met •with as the simple result of undue continence ... In very obstinate cases of spermatocele, the pressure of the semen has been ..."

2. Surgical Diagnosis by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1909)
"spermatocele. This form of tumor, which is really a retention cyst of the ... It can be recognized on exploratory puncture as a spermatocele by its milky ..."

3. A Text-book of Genito-urinary Diseases: Including Functional Sexual by Leopold Casper (1906)
"If growth occurs in an upward direction the tunica vaginalis is not disturbed, so that when the spermatocele is incised the former is not injured. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"spermatocele, or Varicocele of the Spermatic Cord.—We find in a late number of Guy's Hospital Reports, (April, 1838,) some very interesting remarks on this ..."

5. Memorials of the Life of James Syme, Professor of Clinical Surgery in the by Robert Paterson (1874)
"One class of obstinate and intractable cases he made the subject of a clinical lecture, " On spermatocele and Hydrocele." The introductory case was a ..."

6. A Manual of pathology by Joseph Coats (1883)
"spermatocele. ENCYSTED HYDROCELE.—In this affection there is a cyst having in many cases much the external appearance of hydrocele, but containing a fluid ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the testis, and of the spermatic by Thomas Blizard Curling (1878)
"spermatocele. THIS term implies a tumour formed by a collection of the seminal fluid ; but it is applied by many writers to an encysted hydrocele of the ..."

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