cyst

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cystis, from Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis, anatomical sac)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun[edit]

cyst (plural cysts)

  1. A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.
  2. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the urinary bladder or gall bladder (in compounds).
    cystectomy, cystitis, cystoscopy

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cyst

  1. Alternative form of cheste (chest)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kustuz (choice, trial), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus. Cognate with Old Saxon cust (Dutch kust), Old High German chust, Old Norse kostr (choose, chance, opportunity, value).

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cyst f (nominative plural cyste or cysta)

  1. choice
  2. choicest, best
  3. excellence, good quality

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  • Middle English: cost (possible through Old Norse)