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Meaning of CYST

Pronunciation:  sist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  2. [n]  a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure

CYST is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: vesicle
 See Also: bleb, blister, blood cyst, bulla, dacryocyst, dermoid cyst, dictyosome, follicle, galactocele, Golgi apparatus, Golgi body, Golgi complex, hematocyst, hemorrhagic cyst, hydatid, lacrimal sac, liposome, nabothian cyst, nabothian follicle, ovarian cyst, pathology, pilar cyst, ranula, sac, sebaceous cyst, seminal vesicle, steatocystoma, tear sac, wen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cyst\ (s[i^]st), n. [Gr. ky`stis bladder, bag, pouch, fr.
ky`ein to be pregnant. Cf. {Cyme}.]
1. (Med.)
   (a) A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and
       containing morbid matter, which is accidentally
       developed in one of the natural cavities or in the
       substance of an organ.
   (b) In old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall
       bladder. [Written also {cystis}.]

2. (Bot.) One of the bladders or air vessels of certain
   alg[ae], as of the great kelp of the Pacific, and common
   rockweeds ({Fuci}) of our shores. --D. C. Eaton.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A small capsule or sac of the kind in which many
       immature entozoans exist in the tissues of living
       animals; also, a similar form in Rotifera, etc.
   (b) A form assumed by Protozoa in which they become
       saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the
       production of germs. See {Encystment}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A sac or capsule filled with fluid.
Biology Dictionary
    1. A closed sac or pouch which generally contains semisolids, fluids, or gases, that may be a normal or abnormal part of the body.
    2. A dormant form assumed by some bacteria, reproductive bodies, or embryos. The word can refer to either the structure or the stage of resting.
  1. A cyst is an abnormal sac or cavity that is filled with fluid, parasites, or other non-pus materials.
  2. A prefix indicating that the word has to do with cysts or bladders.
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