Definición de cyst en inglés:

cyst

Saltos de línea: cyst
Pronunciación: /sɪst
 
/

sustantivo

  • 1 Biology A thin-walled hollow organ or cavity in an animal or plant, containing a liquid secretion; a sac, vesicle, or bladder.
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    • In the lumen of the cysts, eosinophilic or blue secretions were frequently seen, with sometimes targetoid secretion.
    • The epithelial cells lining the cyst contained abundant mucin vacuoles that filled the cytoplasm of the luminal half of the cells.
  • 3A tough protective capsule enclosing the larva of a parasitic worm or the resting stage of an organism.
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    • Resting cysts represent a dormant stage in which normal life processes are greatly reduced.
    • The cysts contain tapeworm larvae that develop into adult worms in people who eat under-cooked or raw meat from an infested pig.
    • One gram of fecal matter can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts, and 100 worm eggs.

Origen

early 18th century: from late Latin cystis, from Greek kustis 'bladder'.

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