1. polycystic kidney disease kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
  2. fibrocystic breast disease the presence of one or more cysts in a breast
  3. cystic breast disease the presence of one or more cysts in a breast
  4. Polystichum lonchitis evergreen European fern widely cultivated
  5. polygenic disease an inherited disease controlled by several genes at once
  6. rhizoctinia disease disease caused by rhizoctinia or fungi of Pellicularia and Corticium
  7. kidney disease a disease affecting the kidneys
  8. plastics industry an industry that manufactures plastic articles
  9. plastic explosive an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
  10. Polystichum adiantiformis widely distributed fern of tropical southern hemisphere having leathery pinnatifid fronds
  11. Pristis pectinatus commonly found in tropical bays and estuaries
  12. Hodgkin's disease a malignant disorder in which there is progressive (but painless) enlargement of lymph tissue followed by enlargement of the spleen and liver
  13. rheumatic heart disease heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood
  14. maple syrup urine disease an inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood
  15. zoonotic disease an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
  16. cladistic analysis a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
  17. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  18. Huntington's disease hereditary disease
  19. police sergeant a lawman with the rank of sergeant
  20. skin disease a disease affecting the skin