encyst

verb en·cyst \ in-ˈsist , en- \

Definition of encyst

encysted; encysting; encysts
: to enclose in a cyst
: to form or become enclosed in a cyst

encystment

play \in-ˈsis(t)-mənt, en-\ noun

First Known Use of encyst

1720

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encyst

transitive verb en·cyst \ in-ˈsist, en- \

medical Definition of encyst

: to enclose in or as if in a cyst
  • an encysted tumor
: to form or become enclosed in a cyst
  • protozoans encysting in order to resist desiccation

encystment

play \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\ noun

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