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encyst

[en-sist]
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verb (used with or without object) Biology.
  1. to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
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Origin of encyst

First recorded in 1835–45; en-1 + cyst
Related formsen·cyst·ment, en·cys·ta·tion, nounun·en·cyst·ed, adjective
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  • According to Van Beneden the hooks make their appearance immediately after encystation.

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    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for encystation

encyst

verb
  1. biology to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell
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Derived Formsencysted, adjectiveencystment or encystation, noun
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encystation in Medicine

encyst

(ĕn-sĭst)
v.
  1. To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
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Related formsen•cystment null n.
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