Definition of polycystic in English:

polycystic

adjective

Medicine
  • Characterized by multiple cysts.

    • ‘We have reported two cases of bladder carcinoma manifesting as macroscopic haematuria in adult polycystic kidney disease.’
    • ‘At least a third of women with multiple miscarriages appear to have polycystic ovary syndrome, which is characterized by hormonal abnormalities and multiple cysts on the ovaries.’
    • ‘Other long-term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome are related to the clinical consequences of persistent anovulation.’
    • ‘We know that that's a much rarer cause of irregular periods, a much less common disease than polycystic ovary syndrome.’
    • ‘In general, tubulointerstitial diseases progress more slowly than do glomerular diseases, diabetic and hypertensive nephropathy, and polycystic kidney disease.’

Pronunciation:

polycystic

/ˌpäləˈsistik/