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hydatid

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noun hy·da·tid \ˈhī-də-təd, -ˌtid\

Definition of hydatid

  1. :  the larval cyst of a tapeworm (genus Echinococcus) occurring as a fluid-filled sac containing daughter cysts in which scolices develop



Origin and Etymology of hydatid

Greek hydatid-, hydatis watery cyst, from hydat-, hydōr


First Known Use: 1683


Medical Dictionary

hydatid

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noun hy·da·tid \ˈhīd-ə-təd, -ˌtid\

Medical Definition of hydatid

  1. 1:  the larval cyst of a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus that usually occurs as a fluid-filled sac containing daughter cysts in which scolices develop but that occasionally forms a proliferating spongy mass which actively metastasizes in the host's tissues—called also hydatid cyst; see echinococcus 1

  2. 2a:  an abnormal cyst or cystic structure; especially :  hydatidiform moleb:  hydatid disease




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