en·​cyst | \ in-ˈsist How to pronounce encyst (audio) , en- \
encysted; encysting; encysts

Definition of encyst

transitive verb

: to enclose in a cyst

intransitive verb

: to form or become enclosed in a cyst

Other Words from encyst

encystment \ in-​ˈsis(t)-​mənt How to pronounce encystment (audio) , en-​ \ noun

First Known Use of encyst

1720, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Encyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encyst. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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en·​cyst | \ in-ˈsist, en- How to pronounce encyst (audio) \

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

Other Words from encyst

encystment \ -​ˈsis(t)-​mənt How to pronounce encystment (audio) \ noun

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