Definitions for cystsɪst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any abnormal saclike growth of the body in which matter is retained.
a bladder, sac, or vesicle.
a protective capsule or spore surrounding an inactive or resting organism or a reproductive body. such a capsule and its contents.
Category: Zoology, Microbiology
Origin of cyst:
1705–15; < NL cystis < Gk kýstis pouch, bladder; akin to kŷmacyma
Ref: var. of cysto- , before a vowel
Ref: var. of cysto- , as final element in a word
a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.
Origin: From kustuz, from ǵéwstus. Cognate with Old Saxon cust (Dutch kust), Old High German chust, kostr.
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
in old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall bladder
one of the bladders or air vessels of certain algae, as of the great kelp of the Pacific, and common rockweeds (Fuci) of our shores
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
a form assumed by Protozoa in which they become saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the production of germs. See Encystment
A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared to the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst could go away on its own or may have to be removed through surgery.
Translations for cyst
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of liquid-filled blister on an internal part of the body or just under the skin.
- анат. мехурBulgarian
- cistoPortuguese (BR)
- die ZysteGerman
- एक तरह का फोलाHindi
- cyste, blære, svulstNorwegian
- cysta, pęcherzPolish
- یوه کڅوړه ، کیستPashto
- 囊腫Chinese (Trad.)
- міхур; кістаUkrainian
- تهيلى، جوفUrdu
- u nangVietnamese
- 囊肿, ，膀胱Chinese (Simp.)
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