Etymology
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cystic (adj.)

1630s, "pertaining to the gall bladder," from French cystique (16c.), from Modern Latin cysticus, from Greek kystis "bladder, pouch," which is of unknown origin. Meaning "pertaining to a cyst" is from 1713. Cystic fibrosis coined in 1938.

updated on June 15, 2018

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