cys·​tic | \ ˈsi-stik How to pronounce cystic (audio) \

Definition of cystic

1 : of or relating to the urinary bladder or the gallbladder
2 : relating to, composed of, or containing cysts
3 : enclosed in a cyst

Examples of cystic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When he was born, Heydorn had part of his trapezius removed after he was diagnosed with cystic hygroma and spinal stenosis, which eventually required more surgery. Bob Narang,, 14 May 2021 Specifically for under-the-skin pimples, which tend to be deep and cystic, bringing the pimple to a head may release some fluid above the skin. Sydney Poe,, 7 Apr. 2021 The bacteria multiplies, causing the inflammation that starts a cystic pimple. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 30 July 2020 But Mike's junior year, he was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma and lost part of his face. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 21 May 2020 These are a legit must-have for folks with inflamed or cystic acne. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, 13 May 2020 Tests confirmed that a gallstone migrated to her cystic duct, causing a blockage and infection. NBC News, 4 May 2020 As far as pimples go, those deep, cystic acne flare-ups are probably the most traumatic. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, 3 Mar. 2020 Because adenoid cystic carcinoma most commonly recurs in the lungs, previous scans had focused there and not on her liver. Samantha Bresnahan, CNN, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cystic

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cys·​tic | \ ˈsis-tik How to pronounce cystic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cystic

1 : relating to, composed of, or containing cysts cystic tissue a cystic tumor
2 : of or relating to the urinary bladder or the gallbladder
3 : enclosed in a cyst a cystic worm larva

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