- to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
Origin of encyst
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According to Van Beneden the hooks make their appearance immediately after encystation.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- biology to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell
- To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
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