encyst

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

Origin:
1835–45; en-1 + cyst

encystment, encystation, noun
unencysted, adjective
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encyst (ɛnˈsɪst)
 
vb
biology to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell
 
en'cysted
 
adj
 
en'cystment
 
n
 
encys'tation
 
n

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encyst en·cyst (ěn-sĭst')
v. en·cyst·ed, en·cyst·ing, en·cysts
To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.


en·cyst'ment or en'cys·ta'tion n.
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Example sentences
The cercariae are released from the snail and encyst as metacercariae on aquatic plants.
The cercariae are released from the snail and encyst as metacercariae on aquatic vegetation or other surfaces.
After the glochidia are released into the water, they attach and encyst on the gills and/or fins of a host fish.
Sporangia germinate either directly or indirectly by releasing zoospores that subsequently encyst and germinate.
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