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cystic fibrosis a congenital disease usu. developing in childhood and characterized by poor digestion, breathing difficulties, and pancreatic inflammation.
cystitis inflammation of the urinary bladder.
cysto- bladder; sac.
cystoscope an instrument for examining the urinary bladder and passages.
-cyte cell.
cyto- cell.
cytogenetics (used with a sing. verb) the study of heredity using the sciences of cytology and genetics.
cytology the branch of biology concerned with the structures and processes internal to cells. [2 definitions]
cytoplasm the ground protoplasm of cells that is outside the nucleus. [2 definitions]
cytoplast the cytoplasmic structure of a cell.
cytosine the pyrimidine base of the nucleotide cytidine, an essential component of the genetic material DNA and RNA.
czar a king or ruler, esp. the emperor of historic Russia. [3 definitions]
czardas a Hungarian dance in two movements, the first slow and the second fast, or music for this dance.
czarevitch the eldest son of a czar.
czarevna a daughter of a czar.
czarina the wife of a czar.
czarism autocratic rule; tyranny.
czarist of, concerning, or resembling a czar or the government headed by a czar. [3 definitions]
Czech a Slavic native of the Czech Republic, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
Czechoslovak a native or citizen of former Czechoslovakia, or a descendant thereof. [2 definitions]
Czechoslovakia formerly, a European country south of Poland; Czechoslovak Socialist Republic; in 1993, divided into the Czech and Slovak Republics.