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-cele(word root) tumor
Examples of words with the root -cele: blastocele
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Tumor; hernia: cystocele.
[From Greek kēlē, tumor.]
Variant of -coel.
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n combining form
(Pathology) tumour or hernia: hydrocele.
[from Greek kēlē tumour]
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a combining form meaning “herniation, hemorrhage”: hydrocele.
[comb. form representing Greek kḗlē a tumor; akin to Old English hēala hydrocele]
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