from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pathology An abnormal membranous sac containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
- n. Anatomy A sac or vesicle in the body.
- n. Biology A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
- n. Botany A thick-walled resting spore, as in certain algae or fungi.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. In old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall bladder.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. A form assumed by Protozoa in which they become saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the production of germs. See Encystment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a bladder; a large vesicle.
- n. In pathology, a bladder-like bag or vesicle in animal bodies which includes morbid matter.
- n. In zoology, a hydatid; a cystic worm, or encysted state of a tapeworm.
- n. 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. Sometimes, improperly, cist.
- n. The resistant coating formed by the parent organism previous to sporulation and inclosing the spores, in Sporozoa.
- n. In Sporozoa, the common envelop surrounding the two associated gametocytes.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
- n. a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
Assuming the cyst is a warning sign that he will soon meet his maker, he is determined to do two things before he dies; he needs to regain what he believes he let slide; his ties to his wife and his estranged grandson Daniel, an Alaskan fisherman running away from home since his parents died years ago.
And there's another stage, which we call the cyst phase, where they go to sleep.
Pull your head out of your ass, the anal cyst is cutting off the flow of blood to your brain.
An anal cyst is usually an infected pore that is on the anus itself.
When I was hit by a drunk driver in 2000, I had doctors working on my shoulder and upper back (my cyst is on or near the base of my spine), and I generally got the impression that "science isn't really an exact science for these science types," to paraphrase Twelve Monkeys.
By the way Levi, would it be appropriate to name my cyst, Kenneth, after all they both are and were pains in the a** and about the same in usefulness ….
A cyst is a pocket of fluid with something surrounding it to hold it in place, explained Dr. Veronica Gomez-Lobo, the pediatric gynecologist who saw Caroline at Children's National Medical Center.
A study at New York's Medical Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found tumors send out tiny cells call cyst which can reproduce the tumors.
Its durable form is called a cyst -- a sturdy little packet of quasi-dormant life force that can survive for months while awaiting ingestion by a host.
Different from a tumor in both structure and content, a cyst is a soft, fluid-filled sac that can appear in two different forms: