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From Late Latin cystis, from Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis, anatomical sac).

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  • IPA(key): /sɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

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cyst (plural cysts)

  1. 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.

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  1. Alternative form of cheste (chest)

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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).

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cyst f (nominative plural cyste or cysta)

  1. choice
  2. choicest, best
  3. excellence, good quality

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  • Middle English: custe, coste (the latter, possibly through Old Norse)