(Cys"ti*cerce Cys`ti*cer"cus) n. [NL. cysticercus, fr. Gr. bladder + tail: cf. F. cysticerque.]
(Zoöl.) The larval form of a tapeworm, having the head and neck of a tapeworm attached to a saclike
body filled with fluid; called also bladder worm, hydatid, and measle (as, pork measle).
These larvae live in the tissues of various living animals, and, when swallowed by a suitable carnivorous
animal, develop into adult tapeworms in the intestine. See Measles, 4, Tapeworm.
(Cys"ti*cule) n. [Dim. of cyst.] (Anat.) An appendage of the vestibular ear sac of fishes.
(Cys"tid) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cystidea.
(||Cys*tid"e*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a bladder, pouch.] (Zoöl.) An order of Crinoidea, mostly
fossils of the Paleozoic rocks. They were usually roundish or egg-shaped, and often unsymmetrical; some
were sessile, others had short stems.
(Cys*tid"e*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cystidea.
(Cyst"ine) n. [See Cyst.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white crystalline substance, C3H7NSO2, containing
sulphur, occuring as a constituent of certain rare urinary calculi, and occasionally found as a sediment in
(Cys"tis) n. [NL.] A cyst. See Cyst.
(Cys*ti"tis) n. [Cyst + -itis: cf. F. cystite.] (Med.) Inflammation of the bladder.
(Cys"to*carp) n. [Gr. bladder + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) A minute vesicle in a red seaweed,
which contains the reproductive spores.
(Cys"to*cele) n. [Gr. bladder + tumor: cf. F. cystocele.] (Med.) Hernia in which the urinary
bladder protrudes; vesical hernia.
(Cys"toid, Cys*toid"e*an), n. Same as Cystidean.
(Cys*toi"de*a) n. Same as Cystidea.
(Cys"to*lith) n. [Gr. bladder + -lith.]
1. (Bot.) A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant.
2. (Med.) A urinary calculus.
(Cys`to*lith"ic) a. (Med.) Relating to stone in the bladder.