Definition of polycystic in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈsɪstɪk/


Characterized by multiple cysts: polycystic ovary syndrome
More example sentences
  • At least a third of women with multiple miscarriages appear to have polycystic ovary syndrome, which is characterized by hormonal abnormalities and multiple cysts on the ovaries.
  • We know that that's a much rarer cause of irregular periods, a much less common disease than polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Other long-term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome are related to the clinical consequences of persistent anovulation.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: poly|cys¦tic

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.