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Definition 1: a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for cyst in the sense of this definition

(cyst is a kind of ...) a structure resembling a bag in an animal

(... is a kind of cyst ) either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands

(... is a kind of cyst ) a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)

(... is a kind of cyst ) (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

(... is a kind of cyst ) any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

(... is a kind of cyst ) an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector

Definition 2: a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure - [noun denoting state]

(cyst is a kind of ...) any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cyst containing blood

(... is a kind of cyst ) cyst filled with liquid; forms as a result of infestation by tapeworm larvae (as in echinococcosis)

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cystic tumor (usually benign) of the ovary

(... is a kind of cyst ) a cyst on the underside of the tongue

(... is a kind of cyst ) a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked

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