- a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
- pathol an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum
1736, Modern Latin, from Latin varic-, comb. form of varix (see varices) + Greek kele “tumor.”
- A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.