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cyst

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noun \ˈsist\

Simple Definition of cyst

  • medical : a growth filled with liquid that forms in or on your body

Full Definition of cyst

  1. 1 :  a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body

  2. 2 :  a body resembling a cyst: as a :  a resting spore of many algae b :  a gas-filled vesicle (as of a rockweed or bladderwort) c :  a capsule formed about a minute organism going into a resting or spore stage; also :  this capsule with its contents d :  a resistant cover about a parasite produced by the parasite or the host

Origin of cyst

New Latin cystis, from Greek kystis bladder, pouch; akin to Sanskrit śvasiti he blows, snorts — more at wheeze


First Known Use: circa 1720

Rhymes with cyst


cyst-

combining form

Definition of cyst-

  1. :  bladder <cystitis> :  sac <cystocarp>



Variants of cyst-

or cysti- or cysto-

Origin of cyst-

French, from Greek kyst-, kysto-, from kystis


-cyst

noun combining form

Definition of -cyst

  1. :  bladder :  sac <blastocyst>



Origin of -cyst

New Latin -cystis, from Greek kystis


Medical Dictionary

cyst

play
noun \ˈsist\

Medical Definition of cyst

  1. 1:  a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a body cavity or structure

  2. 2:  a body resembling a cyst: asa:  a capsule formed about a minute organism going into a resting or spore stage; also :  this capsule with its contentsb:  a resistant cover about a parasite produced by the parasite or the host—compare hydatid 2a




cyst-

combining form

Medical Definition of cyst-

  1. 1:  bladder <cystitis> <cystoplasty>

  2. 2:  cyst <cystogastrostomy>



Variants of cyst-

or cysti- or cysto-

-cyst

noun combining form \ˌsist\

Medical Definition of -cyst

  1. :  bladder :  sac <blastocyst>




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