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v. en·cyst·ed, en·cyst·ing, en·cysts
To enclose in or as if in a cyst.
To take the form of or become enclosed in a cyst.

en·cyst′ment, en′cys·ta′tion n.
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Germ tubes developed from encysted zoospores within 10-20 minutes after encystment.
Laboratory investigations later revealed that a component of the solution induced encystment of Acanthamoeba rendering the organism more resistant to disinfection.
Encystment of the brain and spinal cord is life threatening and the most common manifestation, accounting for about 60%-90% of all cases (1).