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cystic

[ sis-tik ]
/ ˈsɪs tɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to, of the nature of, or having a cyst or cysts; encysted.
Anatomy. belonging or pertaining to the urinary bladder or gall bladder.

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Origin of cystic

First recorded in 1625–35; cyst + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM cystic

in·ter·cys·tic, adjectivepre·cys·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cystic

cystic
/ (ˈsɪstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a cyst
having or enclosed within a cyst; encysted
relating to the gall bladder or urinary bladder
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Medical definitions for cystic

cystic
[ sĭstĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a cyst.
Having or containing cysts or a cyst.
Enclosed in a cyst.
Of, relating to, or involving the gallbladder or urinary bladder.
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