A cyst of macroscopic proportions.

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mac·ro·cyst 'mak-rō-.sist n a large cyst <an approximately 5-cm \macrocyst in the head of the pancreas was present (R. J. Churchill )(et al)> compare MICROCYST

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mac·ro·cyst (makґro-sist) [macro- + cyst] 1. a large cyst. 2. in mycology, an encysted reproductive cell of certain slime molds. Cf. microcyst.

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