precyst

noun
pre·​cyst | \ ˈprē+¦- \

Definition of precyst

: 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

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precystic \ (ˈ)prē+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for precyst

pre- + cyst

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“Precyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precyst. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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