noun pre·cyst \ˈprē+¦-\

Definition of precyst

  1. :  a differentiated phase in many protozoans that lays down the resting cyst and is characterized by structural simplification and modified metabolic activities involving the increase of storage products and the termination of active feeding


\(ˈ)prē+\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of precyst

pre- + cyst

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