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transitive 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>

  4. en·cyst·ment \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\play noun




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