encystment

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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