hypnocyst

noun
hyp·​no·​cyst | \ ˈhipnəˌsist \

Definition of hypnocyst

2 : an encysted form by which various protozoans resist adverse conditions (as cold or drought)

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History and Etymology for hypnocyst

hypn- + -cyst

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“Hypnocyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypnocyst. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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