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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyst a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
    • n cyst a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905
    • Cyst (Zoöl) A form assumed by Protozoa in which they become saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the production of germs. See Encystment.
    • Cyst (Med) 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.
    • Cyst (Zoöl) 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.
    • Cyst (Med) In old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall bladder.
    • Cyst (Bot) One of the bladders or air vessels of certain algæ, as of the great kelp of the Pacific, and common rockweeds (Fuci) of our shores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyst In anatomy, a bladder; a large vesicle.
    • n cyst In pathology, a bladder-like bag or vesicle in animal bodies which includes morbid matter.
    • n cyst In zoology, a hydatid; a cystic worm, or encysted state of a tapeworm.
    • n cyst In cryptogamic botany, a cell or cavity, usually inclosing other cells or reproductive bodies, as an envelop inclosing a group of diatoms or desmids, or a cell containing an antherozoid; in certain algæ, a sporecase. See coniocyst.
    • n cyst Sometimes, improperly, cist.
    • n cyst The resistant coating formed by the parent organism previous to sporulation and inclosing the spores, in Sporozoa.
    • n cyst In Sporozoa, the common envelop surrounding the two associated gametocytes.
    • n cyst The resistant covering secreted by many Infusoria previous to going into a resting-stage, or before fission, or for the purpose of resisting draught or other unfavorable conditions of environment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyst sist a bag in animal bodies containing morbid matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ky`stis bladder, bag, pouch, fr. ky`ein to be pregnant. Cf. Cyme
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cystis—Gr. kystis, a bladder.


In literature:

A fatty tumour is to be diagnosed from a cold abscess and from a cyst.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In a man 44 years of age the spleen was extirpated on account of a large splenic cyst.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Cysts formed by the softening and disintegration of lesions Softening cysts.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
But I intend to burn through gradually, by successive applications of caustic, as in the procedure for opening hepatic cysts.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
In this view the cysts would represent the meeting-point of two opposite radial capillitial threads rather than the middle of one.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
First maturation spindle, and two nuclei (6 and 8) in same cyst.
"Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)" by Nettie Maria Stevens
Nineteen such plates were counted in five different cysts.
"Studies in Spermatogenesis" by Nettie Maria Stevens
Sporogony goes on indifferently either inside the host or after the cyst has been passed out with the faeces to the exterior.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Simple growths of the salivary glands, cysts of the pancreas and polypoid tumours of the rectum are the most frequent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Translation: no cysts, fibroids, polyps, no ovulatory abnormalities.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
As early as 1805 he read a paper on hydatid cysts.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Young 1-nucleate individual emerged from cyst, destined to grow, proliferating its nuclei to adult form.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
It is doubtful, however, whether ovarian cysts in the majority of cases are really a pathological condition.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
There can be no doubt that these cysts represent a stage in the life-history of some minute unicellular plant or animal.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
In the intestine of a fresh host the cysts rupture and the spores are liberated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
In the wall of the cysts is a gland-tissue, which may line the surface or lie beneath.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Small white cysts were seen in the body cavities of several that were dissected.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
In these we sometimes find a box or cyst.
"The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley" by Harlan Ingersoll Smith
Certain growths, such as adenomata, are liable to cystic degeneration, and cysts are also found in malignant disease.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Here they form for themselves little cells or cysts in which they lie.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Ganglion (GANG-lee-on) cysts are the most common type of soft tissue mass that form under your skin.
Dentigerous cyst of the maxilla with impacted tooth displaced into orbital rim and floor.
He is accused of implanting too many embryos in one patient, resulting in the death of a fetus, and failing to refer another woman to a cancer specialist after finding cysts on her ovaries.
A CT scan revealed cysts throughout her lungs, leaving them looking like Swiss cheese.
Lewis Yocum removed the cyst from the shoulder and performed a minor minor labral debridement (clean-up of some fraying).
We present the case of a 35-year-old man with an ectopic canine and an associated dentigerous cyst in the maxillary sinus that masqueraded as an antrochoanal polyp.
We report a case of dentigerous cyst of the maxilla and maxillary sinus that caused the ectopic displacement of an unerupted tooth into the orbital rim and floor.
Jonathan Quick had a "minor surgical procedure" on Thursday, repairing a disc fragment and an inflammatory cyst, according to the team.
Multilocular cystic nephroma Imaging reveals a focal collection of uncomplicated cysts deforming the contour of the right kidney.
The cysts do not appear to communicate with each other or with the renal pelvis.
The septae between the cysts are smooth and regular.
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) does hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage each year.
These findings may provide scientists the key to decipher which genes play essential roles in the induction, formation, and function of the syncytium for the survival and growth of cyst nematodes .
Stridor secondary to a bronchogenic cyst in a neonate .
We present the case of a female neonate with expiratory stridor that was caused by a bronchogenic cyst that led to tracheobronchomalacia.