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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sac of fluid that can develop in the body.

Usage examples (37)
  • A small but painful cyst was found on the stomach of the patient.
  • A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material.
  • But it now appears that a cyst is his hip will do just that and more.
  • Cashman said the team hopes the cyst was the cause of stiffness that had bothered for more
Tutoring comment
  • At the "cist" (ancient burial site) surrounded by "schist" (a mineral-laden rock), he "sissed" (past tense of siss) when he first felt the "cyst" (a harmless growth in the body) on the back of his neck.
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