Cyst meaning

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The definition of a cyst is a closed sac or hollow cavity filled with liquid that develops unnaturally in people, animals or plants.

When a hollow fluid-filled cavity appears in the tissue of your body where it does not belong, this is an example of a cyst.

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An abnormal membranous sac in the body containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
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A sac or vesicle in the body.
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A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
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A thick-walled resting spore, as in certain algae or fungi.
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Any of certain saclike structures in plants or animals.
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Such a structure or pocket in the body when abnormal and filled with fluid or diseased matter.
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A spherical, usually thick membrane, resistant to freezing, drying, etc., with which certain organisms are surrounded when in a resting stage.
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Sac, pouch, bladder.

Blastocyst.

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An abnormal membranous sac in the body containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
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A sac or vesicle in the body.
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A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
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A thick-walled resting spore, as in certain algae or fungi.
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An abnormal membranous sac in the body, containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
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A small, capsulelike form of certain organisms that develops in response to adverse or extreme conditions. Under adverse conditions, for instance, dinoflagellates form nonmotile resting cysts that fall to the ocean or lake bottom and can remain there for years before reviving. Certain invertebrates, such as the water bear (phylum Tardigrada), also develop cysts.
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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.
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Origin of cyst

  • < Gr kystis: see cyst

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • New Latin cystis from Greek kustis bladder kwes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cystis, from Ancient Greek κύστις (kustis, “anatomical sac”)

    From Wiktionary