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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.

Cystic fibrosis refers to a fatal genetic disorder in which mucus obstructs the lungs and pancreas.

Cystitis refers to the inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis can be due for example to infection from bacteria that ascend the urethra (the canal from the outside) to the bladder.

Cytoarchitectonic dysplasia refers to a focal pathologic change of the cellular organization of brain cells.