oocyst etymology

English word oocyst comes from English cyst, English oo- (Relating to eggs or ova.)

Detailed word origin of oocyst

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cyst English (eng) (medicine) Of or pertaining to the urinary bladder or gall bladder (in compounds).. 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.
oo- English (eng) Relating to eggs or ova.
oocyst English (eng) (biology) A thick-walled structure of a parasitic protozoan, that develops into sporozoite. [from 20th c.]. (mycology) A reproductive cell in certain fungi. [from 19th c.].

Words with the same origin as oocyst

Descendants of oo-
aboospore ooblast oocyan oofamily oogamy oogenesis oogenetic oogenus ooid ooidal oolite oolitic oologic oological oologist oology oophagy oophore oophorous oophyte oospecies oospore ootaxon oozooid