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moth·er cyst

a hydatid cyst from the inner, or germinal, layer, from which secondary cysts containing scoleces (daughter cysts) are developed; sometimes tertiary cysts (granddaughter cysts) are developed within the daughter cysts; occurs most frequently in the liver, but may be found in other organs and tissues; symptoms are those of a tumor of the part affected.
Synonym(s): parent cyst

moth·er cyst

(mŏth'ĕr sist)
A hydatid cyst from the inner, or germinal, layer, from which secondary cysts containing scoleces (daughter cysts) are developed; occurs most frequently in the liver, but may be found in other organs and tissue.
Synonym(s): parent cyst.

mother cyst

A hydatid cyst enveloping smaller ones.
See also: cyst
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Daughter cysts were seen as smaller cystic masses heavily hyperintense within the mother cyst (Fig 6).