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 History of this Word

"cyst" is from "kustis" (bladder) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
microcyst
heterocyst
blastocyst
otocyst

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grammar is modifier

"-cyst" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a cavity or bladder. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cyst illustration The cyst wall consists of five distinct layers (from inside to outside): metacyst, endocyst, mesocyst, ectocyst, and the pericyst.
-cyst illustration Large pseudocysts can extend into the pelvis.