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Cycloid refers to a term developed by Ernst Kretschmer to describe a particular relationship between body build and personality type.

Cyclothymia refers to a minor mood disorder characterized by chronic or cyclic mood disturbance that lasts at least two (2) years and has many of the same features found in a major depressive episode ; “up and down” fluctuating periods of hypomanic and depressive features occur over a long period of time.

Cyclothymic disorder refers to chronic mood disorder (at least 2 years) characterized by alternating mood elevation and depression levels that are not as severe as manic or major depressive episodes .

Cynic may refer to:

1. a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.


Cynical means bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic; characteristic of a cynic; distrusting or disparaging the motives of others.

Cynical may also be def

Cynicism refers to the belief that the best life is one lived close to Nature and away from the rules and regulations of society. It is a Greek Philosophy of the 4th century B.C. advo

- Cyril Burt (1883-1971) : Cyril Burt claimed that his studies of identical twins reared together and apart showed intelligence to be largely innate. Evidence suggested that Burt invented his data, and a major scandal ensued.
Cystectomy refers to the surgical removal of the bladder.