Encyst
Encyst En*cyst", v. t. To inclose in a cyst. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • encyst — [en sist′] vt., vi. to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst, capsule, or sac encystment n. encystation [ensis tā′shən] …   English World dictionary

  • encyst — verb Date: 1720 transitive verb to enclose in a cyst intransitive verb to form or become enclosed in a cyst • encystment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • encyst — v.t. [Gr. en, in; kystis, bladder] To form a cyst, or become enclosed within; see excyst …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • encyst — encystment, encystation, n. /en sist /, v.t., v.i. Biol. to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst. [1835 45; EN 1 + CYST] * * * …   Universalium

  • encyst — verb /ɛnˈsɪst,ɪnˈsɪst/ a) To enclose within a cyst. b) To be enclosed within a cyst …   Wiktionary

  • encyst — en·cyst in sist, en vt to enclose in or as if in a cyst <an encysted tumor> vi to form or become enclosed in a cyst <protozoans encysting in order to resist desiccation> en·cyst·ment sis(t) mənt n …   Medical dictionary

  • encyst — en·cyst || en sɪst v. enclose within a sac; become enclosed in a sac (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encyst — [ɪn sɪst, ɛn ] verb Zoology enclose or become enclosed in a cyst. Derivatives encystation noun encystment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • encyst — en·cyst …   English syllables

  • encyst — en•cyst [[t]ɛnˈsɪst[/t]] v. t. v. i. phl to enclose or become enclosed in a cyst • Etymology: 1835–45 en•cyst′ment, en cys•ta′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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