In “The Incalculable Life Gesture,” an elementary school principal develops a cyst in his throat that may or may not be malignant.
A cyst is usually the result of the abscess having been encapsulated and its wall not having been removed at the first operation.
Was it complacence or suspicion that stirred the liquid in the cyst so smoothly?
The softened mass is finally absorbed, and the walls of the cyst, or capsule around it, gradually collapse and form a cicatrix.
I had a cyst, of fifteen years' growth, on the back of my head.
As a result of injury the cyst may undergo sudden enlargement from hæmorrhage into its interior.
Except venereal disorders and a cyst, which he had as a child, has never been ill.
The wall of the cyst is composed of a connective-tissue capsule lined by stratified squamous epithelium.
After emptying the cyst the gut was readily discovered and opened.
An abdominal or pelvic tumor may be pushed out of the way of the compressed bowel, a cyst punctured, a displaced womb replaced.
1713, from Modern Latin cystis (in English as a Latin word from 1540s), from Greek kystis "bladder, pouch."
An abnormal membranous sac containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
A sac or vesicle in the body.
A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
Variant of cysto-.
An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.