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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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Albendazole and its derivative JVG9 induce encystation on Giardia intestinalis trophozoites.
histolytica have demonstrated that berberine sulfate is rapidly amoebicidal and causes encystation, degeneration, and eventual lysis of the trophozoite forms (Subbaiah and Amin, 1967).
In contrast, inhibition of encystation by NO could reduce the formation and passing of infectious cysts and, thereby, transmission to other potential hosts.