- 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.
Origin of cyst
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WORDS THAT USE CYST-
What does cyst- mean?
The combining form cyst- is a combining form used like a suffix meaning “cyst,” which is a scientific term for a bladder, sac, or vesicle. It is often used in scientific terms, especially in biology and pathology.
The form cyst- comes from Greek kýstis, meaning “bag,” “pouch,” or “bladder.”
What are variants of cyst-?
The form cyst- is a variant of cysto-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Examples of cyst-
One example of a term from pathology that features the form cyst- is cystalgia, “pain in the bladder.”
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How to use cyst in a sentence
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’.
British Dictionary definitions for cyst (1 of 2)
Word Origin for cyst
British Dictionary definitions for cyst (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -cyst
Scientific definitions for cyst
Cultural definitions for cyst
An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.