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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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(Biology) biology to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell
enˈcystment, ˌencysˈtation n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
en•cyst′ment, en`cys•ta′tion, n.
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Past participle: encysted
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