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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Historical Examples of encystation

  • According to Van Beneden the hooks make their appearance immediately after encystation.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for encystation


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


  1. To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
Related formsen•cystment null n.
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