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cystoid Syllabification: cyst·oid
Pronunciation: /ˈsistoid/

Definition of cystoid in English:


Of the nature of a cyst.
Example sentences
  • Ocular side effects include conjunctival hyperaemia, iris pigmentation, anterior uveitis, and cystoid macular oedema in patients who have had surgery for cataract.


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A cystoid formation.
Example sentences
  • The blastoids (Silurian and Permian) and cystoids (Cambrian to Devonian) were both groups in which complex respiratory systems were developed.

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