from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An abnormal build-up of fluids at a site in the body, especially in the membranes around a testicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the tunica vaginalis of the testis.
- n. In embryology, the portion of the left enterocœlic sac which in echinoderms gives rise to the radial vessels and the ring-vessel of the ambulacral system.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disorder in which serous fluid accumulates in a body sac (especially in the scrotum)
Latin hydrocēlē, from Greek hudrokēlē : hudro-, hydro- + kēlē, tumor; see -cele1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French hydrocèle or Latin hydrocele, from Greek ὑδροκήλη, from ὑδρο- ‘water’ + κήλη ‘tumour’. (Wiktionary)