What does varicocele mean?

Definitions for varicoceleˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. varicocele(noun)

    dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes


  1. varicocele(Noun)

    Varicose veins in the area of the scrotum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varicocele(noun)

    a varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord; also, a like enlargement of the veins of the scrotum

  2. Origin: [Varix a dilated vein + Gr. tumor: cf. F. varicocle.]


  1. Varicocele

    Varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform venous plexus in the scrotum. This plexus of veins drains the testicles. The testicular blood vessels originate in the abdomen and course down through the inguinal canal as part of the spermatic cord on their way to the testis. Upward flow of blood in the veins is ensured by small one-way valves that prevent backflow. Defective valves, or compression of the vein by a nearby structure, can cause dilatation of the testicular veins near the testis, leading to the formation of a varicocele.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Varicocele

    var′i-kō-sēl, n. an enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord, or sometimes of the veins of the scrotum. [L. varix, a dilated vein, Gr. kēlē, a tumour.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Varicocele

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of varicocele in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of varicocele in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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