|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|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]|
|cysto- or (before a vowel) cyst-|
|indicating a cyst or bladder: cystocarp; cystoscope|
|cyst- or (before a vowel) cyst-|
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.
|cyst (sĭst) Pronunciation Key
An abnormal saclike structure that develops in the body and is filled with fluid or semisolid material.