poly·cys·tic | \ˌpä-lē-ˈsi-stik \

Definition of polycystic 

: having or involving more than one cyst polycystic kidneys a polycystic disease

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Struggling to lose weight, Andrea went for a checkup with her primary care doctor, TriHealth’s Lee Niemeyer, MD, which led to her being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Making the most of being mom – how weight loss surgery changed Andrea’s life," 29 June 2018 No doctor has ever initiated a conversation with me about fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or endometriosis. Minda Honey, Longreads, "The Power in Knowing: Black Women, HIV, and the Realities of Safe Sex," 19 June 2018 And some studies suggest that the keto diet could be helpful for managing polycystic ovarian syndrome, certain neurological diseases, and even acne. refinery29.com, "The Ketogenic Diet Was Never Supposed To Be A Trend — But Here We Are," 3 May 2018 Before visiting a new doctor, Lang did her own research and stumbled upon spironolactone while looking into polycystic ovarian syndrome (or PCOS), which is a hormonal disorder known to cause acne. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Woman Swears Spironolactone Cleared Her Cystic Acne in Just Four Months," 23 Apr. 2018 Vaginal dryness can also be caused by endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Health.com, "Should You Ever Moisturize Down There?," 31 Oct. 2017 And of course, your ow contains vital information, too: Super light may point to a number of things, including polycystic ovary syndrome or thyroid disorders. Frances Cannon, Teen Vogue, "What You Should Do During Your Period to Make It More Bearable," 21 Aug. 2017 Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a hormonal disorder that, among other side effects, can cause excess hair growth. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "The Internet Is Loving This Beard Oil Ad Starring Harnaam Kaur," 19 Aug. 2017 Milwaukee Walk for PKD: Event is 2.5 mile benefit for polycystic kidney disease, 10 a.m. Sept. 10. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breathe events," 8 Aug. 2017

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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poly·cys·tic | \-ˈsis-tik \

Medical Definition of polycystic 

: having or involving more than one cyst polycystic kidneys polycystic disease

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