From Late Latin cystis, from Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis, “anatomical sac”).
cyst (plural cysts)
- A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.
sac which develops in the natural cavities of an organ
- Alternative form of cheste (“chest”)
From Proto-Germanic *kustiz, *kustuz (“choice, trial”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwstus.
Cognate with Old Saxon cust (Dutch kust), Old High German chust, Old Norse kostr (“choose, chance, opportunity, value”).
cyst f (nominative plural cyste or cysta)
- choicest, best
- excellence, good quality
Declension of cyst (strong i-stem)