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. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing cysts; cystose; as, cystic sarcoma. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or contained in, a cyst; esp., pertaining to, or contained in, either the urinary bladder or the gall bladder. [1913 Webster]

{Cystic duct}, the duct from the gall bladder which unites with the hepatic to form the common bile duct.

{Cystic worm} (Zo["o]l.), a larval tape worm, as the cysticercus and echinococcus. [1913 Webster]

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