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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For those who suffer from cystic acne, a combination of topical products, in-office treatments (like lasers), and medication are often times the way to go. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "10 Tried-and-True Ways to Get Rid of Pimples Fast," 14 June 2019 The cause was adenoid cystic carcinoma, a form of cancer, said a son, Chris Mitchell. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., former speaker of Maryland House, dies at 83," 14 June 2019 Chill Angry Breakouts While the underlying cause of blemishes and cystic acne is bacteria, a dose of chill can help relieve pain and decrease inflammation by constricting the blood vessels. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kate Moss’s Secret Facial Remedy Is Already in Your Freezer," 12 June 2019 Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) -- an extremely rare cancer usually found in the salivary glands of the head and neck -- in 2009, but still pursued her career in middle distance running. George Ramsay, CNN, "Gabriele Grunewald: Professional runner inspired 'hope' in cancer fight," 12 June 2019 On Tuesday night, Gabriele Grunewald, known to the running community and far beyond as Gabe, died of complications due to adenoid cystic carcinoma. Tim Layden,, "‘Brave Like Gabe’: Remembering the Runner Who Never Gave Up in the Face of an Unbeatable Opponent," 11 June 2019 His daughter starts weeping. * * * Adenoid cystic carcinoma. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "'Dad, don't you dare lie to me': One call unveiled his secret. His hometown helps him heal.," 7 June 2019 Chip was inspired to start his and wife Joanna's Silo District Marathon in 2018 after meeting Gabe Grunewald, a professional runner with a rare cancer called cystic carcinoma. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip Gaines Was Recently ‘20 Pounds Overweight.' Here's How He Got Fit," 12 May 2019 Of course, vinegar may not work for everyone especially people with cystic acne. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Marsai Martin Says "White Vinegar" Is Her Go-To Acne Treatment," 21 Mar. 2019

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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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