Definitions for encystment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•cystɛnˈsɪst(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of encyst:

1835–45

en•cyst′ment(n.)

en`cys•ta′tion(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. encystment(Noun)

    The formation of a cyst

  2. encystment(Noun)

    The process of becoming enclosed by a cyst

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encystment(noun)

    a process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc

  2. Encystment(noun)

    a process by which many internal parasites, esp. in their larval states, become inclosed within a cyst in the muscles, liver, etc. See Trichina

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