Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or containing many cysts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having many cysts or sacs, as a tumor.

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  • adjective medicine Having many cysts.

Etymologies

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From poly- +‎ cystic.

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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