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verb en·cyst \in-ˈsist, en-\

Definition of encyst

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to enclose in a cyst

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to form or become enclosed in a cyst

encystment

play \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\ noun


1720

First Known Use of encyst

1720


Medical Dictionary

encyst

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verb en·cyst \in-ˈsist, en-\

Medical Definition of encyst

  1. :  to enclose in or as if in a cyst <an encysted tumor>

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to form or become enclosed in a cyst <protozoans encysting in order to resist desiccation>

encystment

\-ˈsis(t)-mənt\play noun



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