- a sporelike cell with a resistant, protective wall.
- a cell or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.
- a sac, usually spherical, surrounding an animal that has passed into a dormant condition.
- such a sac plus the contained animal.
- a capsule or resistant covering.
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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 Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis|Archibald Makellar
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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An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.