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1A cyst containing watery fluid, in particular one formed by and containing a tapeworm larva:[as modifier] ‘a hydatid cyst’
- ‘One of the biggest problems with curing hydatids is that it may go undetected in the body for many years.’
- ‘On chest radiography, the hydatid cysts were found to be bilateral in two patients.’
- ‘Most hydatid cysts develop in the liver, and most of them are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.’
- ‘However, a developing hydatid cyst up to 5 cm in diameter may not show scolices as they appear about 1 year after infestation.’
- ‘Definitive diagnosis is made by identifying the hydatid cyst that is usually first detected by radiologic studies.’
- 1.1 A tapeworm larva.
Late 17th century: from modern Latin hydatis, from Greek hudatis, hudatid- watery vesicle, from hudōr, hudat- water.
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