(Cir*sot"o*my) n. [Gr. a dilated vein + to cut.] (Surg.) Any operation for the removal of
varices by incision. Dunglison.
(Cis-) A Latin preposition, sometimes used as a prefix in English words, and signifying on this
(Cis*al"pine) a. [L. Cisalpinus; cis on this side + Alpinus Alpine.] On the hither side of the
Alps with reference to Rome, that is, on the south side of the Alps; opposed to transalpine.
(Cis`at*lan"tic) a. [Pref. cis- + Atlantic.] On this side of the Atlantic Ocean; used of the
eastern or the western side, according to the standpoint of the writer. Story.
(Cis"co) n. (Zoöl.) The Lake herring valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The
name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.
(||Ci`se*lure") n. [F.] The process of chasing on metals; also, the work thus chased. Weale.
(Cis*lei"than) a. [Pref. cis- + Leitha.] On the Austrian side of the river Leitha; Austrian.
(Cis*mon"tane) a. [Pref. cis- + L. mons mountain.] On this side of the mountains. See
(Cis"pa*dane`) a. [Pref. cis- + L. Padanus, pert. to the Padus or Po.] On the hither side
of the river Po with reference to Rome; that is, on the south side.
(Cis"soid) n. [Gr. like ivy; ivy + form.] (Geom.) A curve invented by Diocles, for the purpose
of solving two celebrated problems of the higher geometry; viz., to trisect a plane angle, and to construct
two geometrical means between two given straight lines.
(Cist) n. [L. cista box, chest, Gr. Cf. Chest.]
1. (Antiq.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated
with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary
urn. See Illustration in Appendix.
2. See Cyst.
(Cist"ed), a. Inclosed in a cyst. See Cysted.
(Cis*ter"cian) n. [LL. Cistercium. F. Cîteaux, a convent not far from Dijon, in France: cf.
F. cistercien.] (Eccl.) A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at
Cîteaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the
rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor. a. Of or pertaining to the Cistercians.