precyst

noun

pre·​cyst
ˈprē+¦-
: 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
precystic
(ˈ)prē+
adjective

Word History

Etymology

pre- + cyst

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“Precyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precyst. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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