Cystic

Cyst"ic

(s?s"t?k), a. [Cf. F. cystique.] 1. Having the form of, or living in, a cyst; as, the cystic entozoa.
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2. Containing cysts; cystose; as, cystic sarcoma.
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3. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or contained in, a cyst; esp., pertaining to, or contained in, either the urinary bladder or the gall bladder.
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Cystic duct, the duct from the gall bladder which unites with the hepatic to form the common bile duct. -- Cystic worm (Zol.), a larval tape worm, as the cysticercus and echinococcus.
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Cys"ti*cerce

(s?s"t?-s?rs),

Cys`ti*cer"cus

(-s?r"k?s), } n. [NL. cysticercus, fr. Gr. bladder + ke`rkos tail: cf. F. cysticerque.] (Zol.) The larval form of a tapeworm, having the head and neck of a tapeworm attached to a saclike body filled with fluid; -- called also bladder worm, hydatid, and measle (as, pork measle).
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These larvae live in the tissues of various living animals, and, when swallowed by a suitable carnivorous animal, develop into adult tapeworms in the intestine. See Measles, 4, Tapeworm.
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