Cyst Cyst (s[i^]st), n. [Gr. ky`stis bladder, bag, pouch, fr. ky`ein to be pregnant. Cf. {Cyme}.] 1. (Med.) (a) 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. (b) In old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall bladder. [Written also {cystis}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) One of the bladders or air vessels of certain alg[ae], as of the great kelp of the Pacific, and common rockweeds ({Fuci}) of our shores. --D. C. Eaton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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. (b) A form assumed by Protozoa in which they become saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the production of germs. See {Encystment}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • cyst- — cyst(o) , cyste ♦ Éléments, du gr. kustis « vessie ». cyste, cyst(i) , cysto . éléments, du gr. kustis, vessie . ⇒CYST , CYSTI , CYSTO , élément préf. Élément préf. tiré du gr. « vessie » et entrant dans la formation de termes de méd., bot. et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cyst|ic — «SIHS tihk», adjective. 1. of or like a cyst. 2. having a cyst or cysts. 3. enclosed in a cyst; encysted. 4. of the bladder. 5. of the gall bladder …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyst- — Cyst [griech. kýstis = Harnblase, Beutel, Blase]; GS: zyst , Zyst : Bestimmungswort in Zus. mit der Bedeutung »Körperhöhlungen betreffend, aus Blasen stammend oder auf Blasen wirkend« oder Trivialstamm in chem. Namen, die sich auf ↑ Cystein (das …   Universal-Lexikon

  • -cyst — [sist] [< Gr kystis: see CYST] combining form sac, pouch, bladder [blastocyst] …   English World dictionary

  • cyst|ed — «SIHS tihd», adjective. having a cyst …   Useful english dictionary

  • cyst — cyst. См. циста. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • cyst — [ sıst ] noun count a lump containing liquid that grows under your skin or inside your body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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