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

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Reinhart's gotten deeply personal on how her acne gave her a form of body dysmorphia, while Petsch has used her platform as a spokeswoman for Bioré to discuss her struggles with cystic acne. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Madelaine Petsch on 'Riverdale' Season 3, Cheryl's Serpent Style, and More," 10 Oct. 2018 Officials at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, announced the surgery in a news release this week and said Rahn had a mucinous cystadenoma, a benign cystic tumor in the ovary. Lindsey Bever,, "She kept gaining weight and didn't know why. It turned out to be a 50-pound ovarian cyst.," 2 July 2018 Not just one diagnosis, but four in eight years, including a rare salivary gland cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma. Brittany Risher, SELF, "After 4 Cancer Diagnoses in 8 Years, This Pro Racer Is Still Running," 12 May 2018 Yes, even you with your cystic acne and your friend with the face of a pearl. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Why Your Skin Is “Acne Prone” but Your Best Friend’s Isn’t," 19 June 2018 Lili has been outspoken about her experience with cystic acne. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Talks About Embracing Acne," 8 June 2018 For more acne reads: Now, find out how to clear up cystic acne in four easy steps: Follow Kaleigh on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Woman Swears Spironolactone Cleared Her Cystic Acne in Just Four Months," 23 Apr. 2018 Lili Reinhart Lili Reinhart doesn't shy from talking about her cystic acne, and on Instagram, that means frequent sightings of her zit-fighting arsenal. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "10 Times Celebrities Shared Their 'Zit Pics'," 9 Apr. 2018 Beauty blogger WorkingWithMonolids decorated her cystic acne with adorable heart stickers and illustrator Izumi Tutti, who went viral last year for turning her acne into constellations on her face. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "Makeup Artist Explains How to Get Sunset-Inspired Makeup Look," 27 Feb. 2018

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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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