cholecyst

[koh-luh-sist, kol-uh-]

noun Anatomy.


Nearby words

  1. cholangitis,
  2. cholanopoiesis,
  3. cholate,
  4. chole-,
  5. cholecalciferol,
  6. cholecystagogic,
  7. cholecystagogue,
  8. cholecystectasia,
  9. cholecystectomy,
  10. cholecystenterostomy

Origin of cholecyst

First recorded in 1865–70; chole- + -cyst

Related formscho·le·cys·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystic

cholecyst

noun

rare another name for gall bladder
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Word Origin and History for cholecystic

cholecyst

n.

"gall bladder," 1846, from medical Latin cholecystis, incorrectly formed from Greek khole "gall" (see cholera) + kystis "bladder, cyst" (see cyst). Related: Cholecystectomy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cholecystic

cholecystic

[kō′lĭ-sĭstĭk]

adj.

Relating to the gallbladder.

cholecyst

[kōlĭ-sĭst′]

n.

gallbladder

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