Varicocele

A varicose vein of the vein of the testicle
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varicocele

[n] - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
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Varicocele

the appearance of varicose veins around the testicles; commonly occurs and is harmless, but may cause discomfort
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Varicocele

Varicocele: A common scrotal condition characterized by elongation and enlargement of the network of veins leaving the testis which join to form the testicular vein. (This venous network is called the pampiniform plexus.) A varicocele develops because of defective valves that normally let blood flow in only one direction, away from the testicle. A ...
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Varicocele

Var'i·co·cele noun [ Varix a dilated vein + Greek ... tumor: confer French varicocèle .] (Medicine) A varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord; also, a like enlargement of the veins of the scrotum.
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varicocele

Varicose veins in the scrotum. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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varicocele

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

(var´ĭ-ko-sēl″) varicosity of the pampiniform plexus of the spermatic cord, forming a scrotal swelling that feels like a “bag of worms.”
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Varicocele

• (n.) A varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord; also, a like enlargement of the veins of the scrotum.
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varicocele

(from the article `cardiovascular disease`) ...bleeding into the surrounding tissues. Varicose veins may occur around the rectum and anus, producing hemorrhoids. If they occur within the ... ...orchitis (acute inflammation of the testes often resulting from mumps), with destruction of the testes; obstruction of the passageways for sperm...
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varicocele

varicocele 1. Dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes. 2. A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor. 3. A swelling of the veins in the spermatic cord of the scrotum. It may cause only slight discomfort, but it can affect fertility, so that surgical correction is requi...
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varicocele

Type: Term Pronunciation: var′i-kō-sēl′ Definitions: 1. A condition manifested by abnormal dilation of the veins of the spermatic cord, caused by incompetent valves in the internal spermatic vein and resulting in impaired drainage of blood into the spermatic cord veins when the person assumes an upright position. Synonyms: pam...
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Varicocele

A varicocele l 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-wa...
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Varicocele

varicose veins in the scrotum
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Varicocele

An abnormal collection of varicose veins above the testicle, usually on the left side
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