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cyst US English

In an animal or plant, a thin-walled, hollow organ or cavity containing a liquid secretion; a sac, vesicle, or bladder

cyst US Thesaurus

an ovarian cyst

dermoid cyst US English

An abnormal growth (teratoma) containing epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands, derived from residual embryonic cells

meibomian cyst US English

= chalazion.

retention cyst US English

A cyst resulting from the obstruction of an excretory duct.

sebaceous cyst US English

A swelling in the skin arising in a sebaceous gland, typically filled with yellowish sebum

Rathke's cleft cyst US English

A cyst originating from Rathke's cleft.

potato cyst nematode US English

Either of the nematodes Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis (formerly believed to be a single species), which damage the green parts of potato and tomato plants, and can be seen (as small egg-filled cysts) on their roots; also called potato root eelworm.

Nabothian cyst in Nabothian US English

Nabothian cyst noun a cyst containing secreted fluid which forms following obstruction of a mucous gland of the uterine cervix. Also Nabothian follicle, †Nabothian gland.

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