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
Recent Examples of cystic from the Web
In the lab, Crispr has helped correct mutations in human cells that cause diseases like sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis.
Her battle began when she was first diagnosed in 2009 with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
In the 1960s, children with cystic fibrosis were expected to live until about 10.
Here is a very different, terrifying example of sense: In Canada, people with cystic fibrosis live, on average, about ten years longer than those in the United States.
Grunewald was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her college years at the University of Minnesota.
To the reader’s point, Frank and his wife lost their daughter to cystic fibrosis in 1980.
The motion also claims that Miller was admitted into the Mobile Infirmary due to his cystic fibrosis condition on Dec. 26, 2014 and was released on Feb. 4, 2015.
At the age of 2, Steven Jenkins was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a person’s ability to breathe.
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First Known Use of cystic
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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