[ en-sist ]
/ ɛnˈsɪst /
verb (used with or without object) Biology.
to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
Related formsen·cyst·ment, en·cys·ta·tion, nounun·en·cyst·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for encyst
Thence they are apt to migrate or stray into the lungs and liver, where they encyst themselves.
The Cercari part with their tails, and subsequently they encyst themselves on or within the surface of the body of some mollusk.
British Dictionary definitions for encyst
/ (ɛnˈsɪst) /
biology to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell
Derived Formsencysted, adjectiveencystment or encystation, noun
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Medicine definitions for encyst
[ ĕn-sĭst′ ]
To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
Related formsen•cyst′ment null n.
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