hydatid

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

hy·da·tid

noun \ˈhīd-ə-təd, -ˌtid\

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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