pre cystic


pertaining to, of the nature of, or having a cyst or cysts; encysted.
Anatomy. belonging or pertaining to the urinary bladder or gall bladder.

1625–35; cyst + -ic

intercystic, adjective
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cystic (ˈsɪstɪk)
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a cyst
2.  having or enclosed within a cyst; encysted
3.  relating to the gall bladder or urinary bladder

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Word Origin & History

1630s, "pertaining to the gall bladder," from Fr. cystique (16c.), from M.L. cysticus, from Gk. kystis "bladder, pouch." Meaning "pertaining to a cyst" is from 1713. Cystic fibrosis coined in 1938.
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cystic cys·tic (sĭs'tĭk)

  1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a cyst.

  2. Having or containing cysts or a cyst.

  3. Enclosed in a cyst.

  4. Of, relating to, or involving the gallbladder or urinary bladder.

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