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cyst

1

[ sist ]

noun

  1. Pathology. a closed, bladderlike sac formed in animal tissues, containing fluid or semifluid matter.
  2. a bladder, sac, or vesicle.
  3. Botany, Mycology.
    1. a sporelike cell with a resistant, protective wall.
    2. a cell or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.
  4. Zoology.
    1. a sac, usually spherical, surrounding an animal that has passed into a dormant condition.
    2. such a sac plus the contained animal.
    3. a capsule or resistant covering.


cyst-

2
  1. variant of cysto-, before a vowel:

    cystectomy.

-cyst

3
  1. variant of cysto-, as final element in a compound word:

    statocyst.

-cyst

1

combining form

  1. indicating a bladder or sac

    otocyst



cyst

2

/ sɪst /

noun

  1. pathol any abnormal membranous sac or blisterlike pouch containing fluid or semisolid material
  2. anatomy any normal sac or vesicle in the body
  3. a thick-walled protective membrane enclosing a cell, larva, or organism

cyst

/ sĭst /

  1. An abnormal membranous sac in the body, containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
  2. A small, capsulelike form of certain organisms that develops in response to adverse or extreme conditions. Under adverse conditions, for instance, dinoflagellates form nonmotile resting cysts that fall to the ocean or lake bottom and can remain there for years before reviving. Certain invertebrates, such as the water bear (phylum Tardigrada), also develop cysts.


cyst

  1. An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyst1

First recorded in 1705–15; from New Latin cystis, from Greek kýstis “bag, pouch, bladder”; akin to kŷma cyma
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyst1

from Greek kustis bladder

Origin of cyst2

C18: from New Latin cystis, from Greek kustis pouch, bag, bladder
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Example Sentences

A blonde woman holding a large box of tampons suggested that the mineral’s presence in the products could cause period cramps, ovarian cysts, irreversible uterine damage, and even cancer.

But any permanent solution to the conflict must address the pulsing cyst at its heart.

In “The Incalculable Life Gesture,” an elementary school principal develops a cyst in his throat that may or may not be malignant.

Neither expectorated black matter, and both died from the bursting of a carbonaceous cyst into the bronchi, producing suffocation.

An ovarian cyst with a twisted pedicle has been found in a fœtus at birth (Otto von Franque).

It is necessary for the surgeon to remember that a cancerous Fallopian tube may lead to complications with an ovarian cyst.

It is not uncommon, after enucleating a cyst in this way, to find the ureter lying at the bottom of the recess.

This mode of dealing with a cyst is usually termed ‘incomplete ovariotomy’.

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