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cyst

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
cystcyst /sΙͺst/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š MIa lump containing liquid that grows in your body or under your skin, and that sometimes needs to be removed β†’ boil
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cystβ€’ Ultrasound, which has been used for decades to distinguish fluid-filled cysts from solid growths.β€’ It's good for cysts, rashes, fevers, infections, parasites, skin problems and regrowth of fins.β€’ He was also noted to have cysts and skull osteomata.β€’ She had just had painful surgery to remove an ovarian cyst that had turned out to be benign.β€’ an ovarian cystβ€’ Acne can affect the face, chest and back and, in severe cases, cause painful cysts.β€’ In its life cycle the parasite exists in two forms or stages: cysts and trophozoites.β€’ Giardia is acquired by ingesting food containing the cysts or, more commonly, drinking contaminated water.β€’ In the cyst stage a strong covering protects the parasite and allows it to survive the acid conditions of the stomach.
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