What is a cyst?

What is a cyst? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.
  2. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the urinary bladder or gall bladder (in compounds).
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A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac, like a tiny balloon, inside the breast.
A meibomian cyst is an enlargement of the glands that lie within the eyelid and which secrete lipids.
Teratoma typically contains tissues derived from all 3 germinal layers, whereas dermoid cyst presumably originates from ectoderm and mesoderm.
Final diagnoses included one bronchogenic cyst and one combined bronchogenic cyst and thymic hyperplasia.
The second morphotype which comprises all illustrated paratypes, bears an outer cyst surface with trigonal pointed crystal tips.
Immunohistochemical studies were performed using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections of the cyst wall.

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