Definition of hydatid in English:

hydatid

noun

Medicine
  • 1A cyst containing watery fluid.

    1. 1.1A cyst formed by and containing a tapeworm larva.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On chest radiography, the hydatid cysts were found to be bilateral in two patients.’
      • ‘Definitive diagnosis is made by identifying the hydatid cyst that is usually first detected by radiologic studies.’
      • ‘One of the biggest problems with curing hydatids is that it may go undetected in the body for many years.’
    2. 1.2A tapeworm larva.

Origin

Late 17th century: from modern Latin hydatis, from Greek hudatis, hudatid- watery vesicle from hudōr, hudat- water.

Pronunciation:

hydatid

/ˈhīdədəd/