Cirsoid aneurism, a disease of an artery in which it becomes dilated and elongated, like a varicose vein.

(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 side.

(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 under Ultramontane.

(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.

3. (Zoöl.) The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.

4. (Meteor.) See under Cloud.

(Cir"so*cele) n. [Gr. a dilated vein + tumor.] (Med.) The varicose dilatation of the spermatic vein.

(Cir"soid) a. [Gr. a dilated vein + -oid.] (Med.) Varicose.

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