encyst


en·cyst

verb \in-ˈsist, en-\

Definition of ENCYST

transitive verb
:  to enclose in a cyst
intransitive verb
:  to form or become enclosed in a cyst
en·cyst·ment \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\ noun

First Known Use of ENCYST

1720

en·cyst

transitive verb \in-ˈsist, en-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENCYST

: to enclose in or as if in a cyst <an encysted tumor>
intransitive verb
: to form or become enclosed in a cyst <protozoans encysting in order to resist desiccation>
en·cyst·ment \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\ noun

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