-cele1

-cele1
[Gr. kēlē tumor, hernia] a word termination denoting relationship to a tumor or swelling.

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  • -cele — cele1 a combining form meaning tumor, used in the formation of compound words: variocele. [comb. form repr. Gk kéle a tumor; akin to OE heala hydrocele] cele2 var. of coele: blastocele. * * * …   Universalium

  • bronchocele — /brong keuh seel /, n. Pathol. 1. dilatation of a bronchus. 2. a goiter, esp. a cystic goiter. [1650 60; < Gk bronchokéle. See BRONCHO , CELE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bubonocele — /byooh bon euh seel , booh /, n. Pathol. an inguinal hernia, esp. one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin. [1605 15; < Gk boubono , comb. form of boubón groin + CELE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cystocele — /sis teuh seel /, n. Pathol. a herniation of the urinary bladder into the vagina. [1805 15; CYSTO + CELE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrocele — /huy dreuh seel /, n. Pathol. an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis. [1590 1600; < L < Gk hydrokéle. See HYDRO 1, CELE1] * * * ▪ pathology       excessive accumulation of fluids in the scrotal sac that surrounds the testes… …   Universalium

  • meningocele — /meuh ning geuh seel /, n. Pathol. a protrusion of the meninges through an opening in the skull or spinal column, forming a bulge or sac filled with cerebrospinal fluid. [1865 70; MENING(ES) + O + CELE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rectocele — /rek teuh seel /, n. a hernia of the rectum into the vagina. [1855 60; RECT(UM) + O + CELE1] * * * ▪ medical disorder       disorder in which the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina. It is caused when the muscles and connective tissues …   Universalium

  • varicocele — /var i koh seel /, n. Pathol. a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum. [1730 40; VARICO + CELE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hydrocele — Accumulation of fluid in the coat around the testis. Small hydroceles tend to disappear by a year of age while larger hydroceles may persist and warrant surgery. * * * A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity; specifically, such a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Omphalocele — A congenital malformation (a birth defect) in which part of the intestine protrudes through a physical opening in the abdominal wall. The part of the intestine that sticks out is covered by two thin transparent membranes called the amnion (the… …   Medical dictionary

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