cystic Fibrosis, a genetic malady, dooms its sufferers to a short and burdened life.
I read everything I could on genetics and also on cystic fibrosis.
His one stipulation before okaying a poster of his Jockey ad, for example, was that all proceeds go to cystic fibrosis.
1630s, "pertaining to the gall bladder," from French cystique (16c.), from Modern Latin cysticus, from Greek kystis "bladder, pouch." Meaning "pertaining to a cyst" is from 1713. Cystic fibrosis coined in 1938.
cystic cys·tic (sĭs'tĭk)
Of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a cyst.
Having or containing cysts or a cyst.
Enclosed in a cyst.
Of, relating to, or involving the gallbladder or urinary bladder.