encyst

verb
en·cyst | \in-ˈsist, 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, en- \ noun

First Known Use of encyst

1720, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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en·cyst | \in-ˈsist, en- \

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 \ noun

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