hydatid

hydatid

[hahy-duh-tid] Pathology.
noun
1.
a cyst with watery contents that is produced in humans and animals by a tapeworm in the larval state; cysticerus.
2.
a cystic vestige of an embryonic feature.
adjective
3.
Also, hydatidinous. of or pertaining to a hydatid.
4.
containing or affected by hydatids.

Origin:
1675–85; < Greek hydatid- (stem of hydatís) watery vesicle

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hydatid (ˈhaɪdətɪd)
 
n
1.  a large bladder containing encysted larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus: causes serious disease in man
2.  Also called: hydatid cyst a sterile fluid-filled cyst produced in man and animals during infestation by Echinococcus larval forms
 
[C17: from Greek hudatis watery vesicle, from hudōr, hudat- water]

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hydatid hy·da·tid (hī'də-tĭd)
n.

  1. A hydatid cyst.

  2. The encysted larva of Echinococcus granulosus.

  3. An abnormal vascular structure that is usually filled with fluid.

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