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[hahy-druh-seel] /ˈhaɪ drəˌsil/

noun, Pathology.
an accumulation of serous fluid, usually about the testis.
an abnormal collection of fluid in any saclike space, esp around the testicles

hydrocele hy·dro·cele (hī’drə-sēl’)
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.


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