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Definition of "cystic" [cyst•ic]

  • Of, relating to, or having the characteristic of a cyst. (adjective)
  • Having or containing cysts or a cyst. (adjective)
  • Enclosed in a cyst. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of, relating to, or involving the gallbladder or urinary bladder. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cystic" in a sentence
  • "In addition, a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with specialized training in cystic fibrosis is available 24 hours a day."
  • "We postulate that underlying microscopic inflammation may predispose to glandular tubular occlusion and the retention of mucous secretions resulting in cystic dilation and ultimately a JRP."
  • "Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a promising strategy for destroying the molecular scaffolding that can make Pseudomonas bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat in cystic fibrosis patients, wearers of contact lenses, and burn victims."