Hydatid definition

hīdə-tĭd
A cyst formed as a result of infestation by larvae of an echinococcus tapeworm.
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The encysted larva of such a tapeworm.
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A cyst containing watery fluid and the larvae of certain tapeworms (esp. genus Echinococcus), found in the bodily tissue, esp. the liver, of many animals.
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Of or like such a cyst.
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A cyst formed as a result of infestation by larvae of an echinococcus tapeworm.
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The encysted larva of such a tapeworm.
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A cyst due to infection by larvae of some species of the tapeworm Echinococcus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hydatid
Plural:
hydatids

Origin of hydatid

  • Greek hudatis hudatid- watery vesicle from hudōr hudat- water wed-1 in Indo-European roots

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