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[en-sist] /ɛnˈsɪst/

verb (used with or without object), Biology.
to enclose or become enclosed in a .
(biology) to enclose or become enclosed by a cyst, thick membrane, or shell

encyst en·cyst (ěn-sĭst’)
v. en·cyst·ed, en·cyst·ing, en·cysts
To enclose or become enclosed in a cyst.
en·cyst’ment or en’cys·ta’tion n.


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