Definition of cystic in English:

cystic

Line breaks: cys¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪstɪk
 
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adjective

1 Medicine Relating to or characterized by cysts: cystic degeneration of white matter masses in the ovary may be cystic or solid
More example sentences
  • Multiple areas of tumor necrosis, cystic degeneration, and old hemorrhage were present.
  • Sectioning of the mass revealed a mixed solid and cystic appearance with the cysts ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 cm in diameter.
  • Our preoperative diagnosis included a pericardial/thymic cyst or cystic tumor, displacing the heart and compromising cardiac function.
1.1 Zoology (Of a parasite or other organism) enclosed in a cyst: the cystic stage
2Relating to the urinary bladder or the gall bladder: the cystic artery
More example sentences
  • Gallstones can migrate from their primary site of origin in the gallbladder through the cystic duct and into the common bile duct.
  • The gallbladder and its cystic duct join the hepatic duct to form the common bile duct, which drains into the lumen of the duodenum.
  • He transects the cystic duct and divides the cystic artery with electrosurgery before removing the gallbladder.

Origin

mid 17th century (originally referring to the gall bladder): from French cystique or modern Latin cysticus, from late Latin cystis (see cyst).

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