encyst

verb en·cyst \ in-ˈsist , en- \

Definition of encyst

transitive verb
:to enclose in a cyst
intransitive verb
:to form or become enclosed in a cyst

encystment

play \in-ˈsis(t)-mənt, en-\ noun

First Known Use of encyst

1720


Medical Dictionary

encyst

transitive verb 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

encystment

play \-ˈsis(t)-mənt\ noun

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