Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or containing many cysts: polycystic kidney disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having many cysts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having many cysts or sacs, as a tumor.

Etymologies

From poly- +‎ cystic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: And it affects hormone levels, it can increase a woman's androgen levels, increase her insulin levels, and can be part of a syndrome called polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2007

  • OF CHILD HEALTH: It affects hormone levels, it can increase a woman's androgen levels, increase her insulin levels and can be part of a syndrome called polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2007

  • If a woman doesn't ovulate, there's no egg to be fertilized, and the most common cause of ovulatory problems is a little talked about -- and frequently undiagnosed -- health problem called polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.

    Hillary Wright: The Most Common Hormonal Disorder For Women

  • This is caused by high levels of circulating male hormones and is called polycystic ovarian syndrome but is a nutritional, not gynecologic disease.

    Mark Hyman, MD: Do These Cause Acne?

  • Reproductive-hormone friendly fire: One of the most common causes of obesity in women comes from a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.

    You: On a Diet

  • Sararo has a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes problems with ovulation or other issues.

    naplesnews.com Stories

  • The procedure could also give hope to women with a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome who don't produce mature eggs and can get sick on fertility drugs.

    NY Daily News

  • The family has a congenital disorder called polycystic kidney disease.

    The Green Bay Press-Gazette Latest Headlines

  • Lemons, who suffered from an incurable genetic disorder known as polycystic kidney disease, found an unforeseen kidney donor - and lifelong friend - in fellow RHS member Patti Moreno of Waterbury.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • This situation may give rise to some medical condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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