Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a cyst.
  • adj. Having or containing cysts or a cyst.
  • adj. Enclosed in a cyst.
  • adj. Anatomy Of, relating to, or involving the gallbladder or urinary bladder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a cyst.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the gall bladder or the urinary bladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of, or living in, a cyst.
  • adj. Containing cysts; cystose.
  • adj. Pertaining to, or contained in, a cyst; esp., pertaining to, or contained in, either the urinary bladder or the gall bladder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pertaining to a cyst, in any sense.
  • Resembling a cyst; cystoid; vesicular; bladdery.
  • Having a cyst or cysts; full of cysts; cystose: as, a cystic tumor.
  • In zoology, encysted; cysticercoid; hydatid: specifically applied to the encysted or hydatid state of any tapeworm (Tœnia): opposed to cestoid (which see).
  • Also, improperly, cistic.
  • Pertaining to or derived from cystin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a normal cyst (as the gallbladder or urinary bladder)
  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a cyst

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