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cyst British & World English

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

dermoid cyst British & World English

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

retention cyst British & World English

A cyst resulting from the obstruction of an excretory duct.

sebaceous cyst British & World English

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

Rathke's cleft cyst British & World English

A cyst originating from Rathke's cleft.

potato cyst nematode British & World 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 British & World 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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