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cyst

 (sĭst)
n.
1. An abnormal membranous sac in the body containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
2. A sac or vesicle in the body.
3. Biology A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
4. Botany A thick-walled resting spore, as in certain algae or fungi.

[New Latin cystis, from Greek kustis, bladder; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.]

cyst

(sɪst)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol any abnormal membranous sac or blisterlike pouch containing fluid or semisolid material
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any normal sac or vesicle in the body
3. (Zoology) a thick-walled protective membrane enclosing a cell, larva, or organism
[C18: from New Latin cystis, from Greek kustis pouch, bag, bladder]

cyst

(sɪst)

n.
1. any abnormal saclike growth of the body in which matter is retained.
2. a bladder, sac, or vesicle.
3.
a. a protective capsule or spore surrounding an inactive or resting organism or a reproductive body.
b. such a capsule and its contents.
[1705–15; < New Latin cystis < Greek kýstis pouch, bladder; akin to kŷma cyma]

cyst-

var. of cysto-, before a vowel: cystectomy.

-cyst

var. of cysto-, as final element in a word: statocyst.

cyst

(sĭst)
An abnormal sac in the body, composed of a membrane surrounding a fluid or a soft solid material.

cyst

An abnormal fluid-filled sac in the skin or tissues, with many causes and types.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structurecyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
dermoid cyst - a cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material
galactocele - a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)
blood cyst, hematocyst, hemorrhagic cyst - a cyst containing blood
hydatid - cyst filled with liquid; forms as a result of infestation by tapeworm larvae (as in echinococcosis)
nabothian cyst, nabothian follicle - a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix
ovarian cyst - a cystic tumor (usually benign) of the ovary
ranula - a cyst on the underside of the tongue
pilar cyst, sebaceous cyst, steatocystoma, wen - a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
2.cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
dacryocyst, lacrimal sac, tear sac - either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands
dictyosome, Golgi apparatus, Golgi body, Golgi complex - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
bleb, bulla, blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
liposome - an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector
Translations
كيسكِيس
cysta
cyste
rakkula
cista
ciszta
blaîra
嚢胞
포낭
cista
cista
cysta
cysta
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nang

cyst

[sɪst] Nquiste m

cyst

[ˈsɪst] nkyste mcystic fibrosis [ˌsɪstɪkfaɪˈbrəʊsɪs] nmucoviscidose f
to have cystic fibrosis, to suffer from cystic fibrosis → être atteint(e) de mucoviscidose

cyst

nZyste f

cyst

[sɪst] ncisti f inv

cyst

(sist) noun
a kind of liquid-filled blister on an internal part of the body or just under the skin.

cyst

كِيس cysta cyste Zyste κύστη quiste rakkula kyste cista ciste 嚢胞 포낭 cyste svulst cysta cisto, quisto киста cysta ถุงน้ำที่เกิดในร่างกายคนหรือสัตว์ kist nang 囊肿

cyst

n. quiste, saco o bolsa que contiene líquido o materia semilíquida;
pilonidal ______ pilonidal, que contiene pelo, gen. localizado en el área sacrococcígea;
sebaceous ______ sebáceo, gen. localizado en el cuero cabelludo.

cyst

n quiste m; Baker o Baker’s — quiste de Baker, quiste poplíteo; — passer (amebiasis) portador -ra mf asintomático (que expulsa quistes); dermoid — quiste dermoide; epidermal inclusion — quiste epidermoide; ganglion — ganglión m, ganglio; hydatid — quiste hidatídico; ovarian — quiste ovárico or de ovario; pilonidal — quiste pilonidal; popliteal — quiste poplíteo; sebaceous — (fam) quiste sebáceo (fam), quiste epidermoide synovial — quiste sinovial; thyroglossal duct — quiste del conducto tirogloso
References in classic literature ?
ten minutes later the water rose, rose, rose and flooded his chest; he knew he was dying for he felt the cysts break.
Cysts can become painful due to an inflammation that causes irritation on the surface of the skin as well as due to a cyst pushing against a nerve.
Benign epithelial cells and macrophages were found on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, consistent with a thyroglossal duct cyst.
5cm and a large, thinwalled cyst on the placental fetal surface abutting the umbilical cord insertion.
Finding a blood cyst on the mitral valve in an older adult prompted this case report.
The hydatid cyst or hydatid disease is due to the development in human body of the larval form of the dog tapeworm: Echinococcus granulosus.
1,4) Women are twice as likely to have a mesenteric cyst and typically they will present in the fifth decade of life.
At operation, both patients were discovered to have a synovial cyst within the posterior aspect of the elbow, specifically within the olecranon fossa causing their painful symptoms of locking.
Histopathologic results were consistent with a branchial cyst with carcinoma.
Up to half of all people over the age of 50 have at least one cyst, often without realising it.
The cyst extended through the left T6/7 intervertebral foramen (Figure 2).
We diagnosed our patient's hydatid cyst because of this fluid-filled mass with a well defined outer wall and the typical appearance of cyst with initial septations on transthoracic echocardiography (1).