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hydatid

[hahy-duh-tid] /ˈhaɪ də tɪd/
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 relating to a hydatid.
4.
containing or affected by hydatids.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Greek hydatid- (stem of hydatís) watery vesicle
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British Dictionary definitions for hydatidinous

hydatid

/ˈhaɪdətɪd/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from Greek hudatis watery vesicle, from hudōr, hudat- water
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hydatidinous in Medicine

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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