Definitions for varicoceleˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
var•i•co•celeˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil(n.)
a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
Origin of varicocele:
dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
Varicose veins in the area of the scrotum
a varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord; also, a like enlargement of the veins of the scrotum
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A condition characterized by the dilated tortuous veins of the SPERMATIC CORD with a marked left-sided predominance. Adverse effect on male fertility occurs when varicocele leads to an increased scrotal (and testicular) temperature and reduced testicular volume.