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Definition of "varicocele" []

  • A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor. (noun)
  • An abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum (noun)

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Use "varicocele" in a sentence
  • "Sustained significant poor growth of the left testis associated with a varicocele is less common than was previously expected."
  • "One of the most common genital conditions found in men is called varicocele, which results when a vein outside the scrotum becomes dilated and enlarged, similar to varicose veins in the legs."
  • "• Androgen deficiency: Abnormally dilated testicular veins called varicocele, which affect 15% of men after puberty, were associated with significantly lower testosterone levels, or androgen deficiency."