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Definition of the noun cyst

What does cyst mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cysts

  1. a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
  2. a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of cyst: vesicle
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun cyst


  1. A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.

Specialised definition of the noun cyst

Glossary of healthcare

a small sac or mass in breast filled with fluid


Cyst is a musical group.

  • album: "Concussion Symphony"


"Cyst" is a musical album of The Wretch.

  • released on (11 years ago)


Cyst is a fictional film character.


  1. cysT is a gene.
  2. Cyst a.k.a. cysU is a gene.
  3. cysT is a genomic locus.

Phrases with Cyst

Phrase starting with the word Cyst:

  1. Cyst and Decease

Phrases ending with the word Cyst:

  1. blood cyst
  2. pilar cyst
  3. dermoid cyst
  4. ovarian cyst
  5. Ganglion cyst
  6. meibomian cyst
  7. nabothian cyst
  8. sebaceous cyst
  9. Bartholin's Cyst
  10. hemorrhagic cyst

Other phrases containing the word Cyst:

  1. Spiny-Cyst Clam Shrimp
  2. Barrel-Cyst Clam Shrimp

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cyst

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Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

A nasolabial cyst is a fluidfilled cavity lined with *epithelium, thought to originate from the embryonic *nasolacrimal duct; it is...

Google previewFundamentals of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2017)

by J. Sean Hubar

Typically, an odontogenic cyst is a single lesion, with less than 10% of the patients presenting with multiple cysts. A preponderance of the cases involves the posterior regions of the mandible, but it may be located anywhere within either the ...

Google previewDentistry at a Glance (2016)

by Elizabeth Kay

A cyst is a pathological cavity containing fluid, semifluid or gaseous material other than pus.

Google previewRehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set (2011)

Expert Consult by Terri M. Skirven, A. Lee Osterman, Jane Fedorczyk, Peter C. Amadio

A retinacular cyst is a ganglion that originates from a tendon sheath, most often on the flexor tendon sheath.

Google previewClinical Ophthalmology , A Systematic Approach (2016)

Medicine, Ophthalmology by CTI Reviews

A dermoid cyst is a cystic teratoma that contains developmentally mature skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands, sometimes clumps of long hair, and often pockets of sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid ...

Google previewRosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice E-Book (2013)

by John Marx, Ron Walls, Robert Hockberger

Baker's cyst is an extension of the semimembranosus bursa posteriorly. This bursa...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

The ganglion cyst is a fibrous-walled, mucin-filled structure typically connected to the joint capsule or tendon sheath by a tortuous stalk. In fact, it is...

Google previewHuman Sex and Sexuality (1988)

by Edwin Benzel Steen, James Harold Price

Ovarian Cysts A cyst is a closed, saclike structure that usually contains fluid or other material. Simple follicle or corpus luteum cysts are normal structures in the ovary. A follicle, in development, is a closed saclike structure that may become ...

Google previewThe Healing Remedies Sourcebook (2012)

Over 1000 Natural Remedies to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments by C. Shealy, Norman Shealy

A cyst is an abnormal sac or cavity that contains liquid or semisolid material enclosed by a membrane. Ovarian cysts most commonly occur in...

The most common ovarian cyst is a follicular cyst that contains watery fluid. Pseudomucinous cysts ...

Google previewComprehensive Radiographic Pathology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A renal cyst is a fluid collection in the kidney. There are several types based on the Bosniak classification. The majority are benign, simple cysts that can be monitored and not intervened upon. The cell is the functional basic unit of life.

Google previewPediatric Radiology: The Requisites (2016)

by Michele Walters, Richard L. Robertson

Choledochal Cyst A choledochal cyst is a localized cystic dilatation of the biliary ductal system. It is postulated that this develops when there is an anomalous junction of the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct, forming a long common ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled popliteal bursa located along the medial border of the popliteal fossa.

from the posterior herniation of a tense FIGURE 1- 138 Baker's cyst is an extension of the semimembranosus bursa posteriorly.

Google previewMinimally Invasive Uro-Oncologic Surgery (2005)

by Robert G. Moore, Jay T. Bishoff

A cyst is a sac lined by epithelium within the kidney. The origin for cysts...

A simple renal cyst is an oval-to-round cyst in the kidney, which is lined by a flattened cuboidal epithelium and filled with clear or straw-colored fluid. These are usually ...

Google previewPerinatal Neurology and Neurosurgery (2012)

by R.A. Thompson, John R. Green, Stanley D. Johnsen

The arachnoid cyst is a CSF fluid collection which lies in contact with the surface of the brain and may be congenital due to an abnormal mechanism of the leptomeningeal formation or acquired as a result of entrapment of subarachnoid or ...

Google previewDiagnostic Histopathology of Tumors (2013)

by Christopher D. M. Fletcher

A cutaneous cyst is a saccular structure that occurs within the dermis or, uncommonly, the subcutis. It may or may not be...

Google previewCampbell's Operative Orthopaedics (2012)

by S. Terry Canale, James H. Beaty

ANEURYSMAL BONE CYSTS An aneurysmal bone cyst is a nonneoplastic, vasocystic tumor originating on either a previously...

Google previewReptile Medicine and Surgery (2005)

by Stephen J. Divers, Douglas R. Mader

The cyst is a resting stage in which a wall is produced by the trophozoite to encapsulate and protect the parasite while it is in the abiotic environment. The cyst is the infective stage and enters the host via ingestion. It has a direct life cycle.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled popliteal bursa located along the medial border of the popliteal fossa.

of the knee • Presence of associated DVT FIGURE 1-150 Bakerʼs cyst is an extension of the semimembranosus bursa posteriorly.

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

cyst 1. Prefix denoting a bladder. 2. Abnormal cavity in the tissues lined by well-defined epithelium and containing fluid or a semifluid material.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Cyst Cylindroma. A tumour composed of cylindric hyaline processes; cylindroadenoma. *[HT3: Cylindruria. Presence of renal casts in the urine. frtifa" Tawt; f>Trifărăg Cynanche. An inflammatory disease of the throat. Twistra; a vöstra; C.

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

cyst headaches, altered mental status, learning disabilities, or enlargement of the head. In adults, it is an occasional cause of epilepsy. Baker c. SEE: Baker cyst. Bartholin c. SEE: under Bartholin, Caspar (the younger). blood c. Hematoma .

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Small photo of A hand with a cyst on the left wrist on white background.Small photo of Carpal ganglion,Non-fatal tumors. The most common of the hands and wrists.Inside the cyst is rhythmic water contained.The wall of the cyst is a lining or ligaments and contact with wrist.Small photo of Old woman with light blue eyes and showing a cyst skinSmall photo of Epidermal cyst of the trunkSmall photo of Close-up cyst on a human faceSmall photo of Carpal ganglion,Non-fatal tumors. The most common of the hands and wrists.Inside the cyst is rhythmic water contained.The wall of the cyst is a lining or ligaments and contact with wrist.Small photo of cyst word in a dictionary. cyst concept More...

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Scrabble value of C3Y4S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CYST

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  • SCYT

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