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 for Retention cyst
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retention \Re*ten"tion\, n. [L. retentio: cf. F. r['e]tention.
     See Retain.]
     1. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
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     2. The power of retaining; retentiveness.
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              No woman's heart
              So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
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     3. That which contains something, as a tablet; a ???? of
        preserving impressions. [R.] --Shak.
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     4. The act of withholding; retraint; reserve. --Shak.
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     5. Place of custody or confinement.
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     6. (Law) The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining
        property until a debt due to the person claiming the right
        be duly paid; a lien. --Erskine. Craig.
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     Retention cyst (Med.), a cyst produced by obstruction of a
        duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent
        retention of the natural secretions.
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