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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: cystis, from Greek kystis 'organ of the body that holds liquid'

cyst

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
cyst [countable]
MI a lump containing liquid that grows in your body or under your skin, and that sometimes needs to be removed [↪ boil]

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