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 History of this Word

"cele" is from "kele" (tumor) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-cele" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates tumor or swelling. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cele illustration A cystocele is mild when the bladder droops only a short way into the vagina.
-cele illustration Meningocele is recognized as a rare condition not associated with acute neurologic symptoms.