A tiny cyst, frequently of such dimensions that a magnifying lens or microscope is required for observation.

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mi·cro·cyst 'mī-krə-.sist n a very small cyst compare MACROCYST
mi·cro·cys·tic .mī-krə-'sis-tik adj

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mi·cro·cyst (miґkro-sist) [micro- + cyst] 1. a very small cyst. 2. in bacteriology, a type of resting cell developed from the vegetative cells of certain species of Myxobacterales and Nocardiaceae. 3. in mycology, a resting cell produced by certain slime molds. Cf. macrocyst.

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  • microcyst — n. cyst that is too small to be felt with the fingers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microcyst — mi·cro·cyst …   English syllables

  • microcyst — ˈmīkrə+ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary micr + cyst 1. a. : a small cyst or spore (as a chlamydospore or a resting cell formed from a slime mold swarm spore) compare macrocyst b. : a minute resistant body in some higher… …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrocyst — A cyst of macroscopic proportions. * * * 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 * * * mac·ro·cyst (makґro sist) [macro +… …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocyst — ˈmakrōˌsist noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary macr + cyst : a large spore case or cyst; especially : a young encysted resting plasmodium of a slime mold compare microcyst * * * /mak reuh sist /, n. Mycol. a large cyst or spore… …   Useful english dictionary

  • micr- — combining form or micro Etymology: Middle English micro , from Latin, from Greek mikr , mikro , from mikros, smikros small, short; akin to Old English smēalīc careful, exquisite, Old High German smāhi small, low, Old Norse smār small, and perhaps …   Useful english dictionary

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