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cystoid

[sis-toid]
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adjective
  1. resembling a cyst.
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noun
  1. a cystlike structure or formation.
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Origin of cystoid

First recorded in 1870–75; cyst + -oid
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Examples from the Web for cystoid

Historical Examples

  • (ii) To close the wound made by the excision of a cystoid scar.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

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  • In the latter instance it is very liable to carry iris into the wound, and a cystoid cicatrix results.

  • The cystoid reaches its climax, but there appear now two higher types of echinoderms,—the crinoid and the starfish.

    The Elements of Geology

    William Harmon Norton


British Dictionary definitions for cystoid

cystoid

adjective
  1. resembling a cyst or bladder
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noun
  1. a tissue mass, such as a tumour, that resembles a cyst but lacks an outer membrane
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cystoid in Medicine

cystoid

(sĭstoid′)
adj.
  1. Formed like or resembling a cyst.
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n.
  1. A structure resembling a cyst but having no capsule.
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