cysto-

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cysto-

or cyst-
pref.
Bladder; cyst; sac: cystocele.

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

cysto-

or before a vowel

cyst-

combining form
(Biology) indicating a cyst or bladder: cystocarp; cystoscope.

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.
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