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hydatid

noun hy·da·tid \ˈhī-də-təd, -ˌtid\

Definition of HYDATID

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

Origin of HYDATID

Greek hydatid-, hydatis watery cyst, from hydat-, hydōr
First Known Use: 1683
Medical Dictionary

hydatid

noun hy·da·tid \ˈhīd-ə-təd, -ˌtid\

Medical Definition of HYDATID

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
a :  an abnormal cyst or cystic structure; especially :  hydatidiform mole b :  hydatid disease

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