|1.||pathol any abnormal membranous sac or blisterlike pouch containing fluid or semisolid material|
|2.||anatomy any normal sac or vesicle in the body|
|3.||a thick-walled protective membrane enclosing a cell, larva, or organism|
|[C18: from New Latin cystis, from Greek kustis pouch, bag, bladder]|
|—n combining form|
|indicating a bladder or sac: otocyst|
|[from Greek kustis bladder]|
An abnormal membranous sac containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance.
A sac or vesicle in the body.
A small capsulelike sac that encloses certain organisms in their dormant or larval stage.
Variant of cysto-.
An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.