verb (used with or without object) Biology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM encysten·cyst·ment, en·cys·ta·tion, nounun·en·cyst·ed, adjective
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The resulting coupled cell or zygote divides into two, which again encyst.
She has had to encyst it, or it would be to her Senegal and French Guinea possessions a regular main to lay on smuggling.West African studies|Mary Henrietta Kingsley
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.