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cyst a fluid-filled vesicle or sac within body tissue, sometimes a pathological development but most often not. [3 definitions]
cystectomy the surgical removal of a cyst, or of all or part of a bladder.
cystic of, resembling, having, or enclosed in a cyst or cysts. [2 definitions]
cysticercus the larva of any of several tapeworms, consisting of a headlike part enclosed in a fluid-filled sac; bladderworm.
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.
cytokine any of a group of secretory proteins involved in intercellular communication, some of which help mediate inflammation and the immune response.
cytology the branch of biology concerned with the structures and processes internal to cells. [2 definitions]
cytomegalovirus any of a group of herpesviruses typically causing mild symptoms or no symptoms in healthy individuals, but capable of causing potentially life-threatening symptoms, including pneumonia and brain inflammation, in newborns and immunocompromised individuals, abbreviated CMV.
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.
cytotoxic toxic to cells.
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.