retention cyst n.
A cyst caused by an obstruction to the excretory duct of a gland.
/rɪˈtɛnʃənɪst/ noun 1. a person who advocates the retention of something, esp capital punishment
- Retention jaundice
retention jaundice n. Jaundice caused by an inability of the liver to secrete enough bile pigment or by an overproduction of bile pigment.
- Retention suture
retention suture n. A heavy reinforcing suture placed deeply within the muscles and fasciae of the abdominal wall to relieve tension on the primary suture line and avoid postsurgical wound disruption. Also called tension suture.
- Retention vomiting
retention vomiting n. Vomiting due to mechanical obstruction, usually hours after ingestion of a meal.