Definition of Encystment

1. n. A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc.



Definition of Encystment

1. Noun. The formation of a cyst ¹

2. Noun. The process of becoming enclosed by a cyst ¹

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Definition of Encystment

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Medical Definition of Encystment

1. 1. A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc. The animal (a) first contracts its body to a globular mass (b) and then secretes a transparent cyst (c), after which the mass divides into two or more parts (as in d e), each of which attains freedom by the bursting of the cyst, and becomes an individual animal. 2. A process by which many internal parasites, especially. In their larval states, become inclosed within a cyst in the muscles, liver, etc. See Trichina. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encystment

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encyclopædic
encyclopædical
encyclopædically
encyclopædism
encyclopædist
encyclopædists
encyclopædiæ
encyst
encystation
encystations
encysted
encysted calculus
encysted pleurisy
encysting
encystment (current term)
encystments
encysts
end-
end-all
end-all and be-all
end-brush
end-cutting bur
end-diastolic
end-diastolic volume
end-effector
end-feet
end-filling
end-game

Literary usage of Encystment

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1. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"E. encystment encystment is undoubtedly a widespread phenomenon among the Sarcodina, although it is apparently absent altogether in the marine forms ..."

2. Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems by August Weismann (1891)
"But it is not right to conclude from this that there is an internal necessity which leads to encystment, that is to say to identify this process with ..."

3. Gunshot Injuries, Their History, Characteristic Features, Complications, and by Thomas Longmore (1895)
"encystment and isolation of foreign bodies.—Whenever a foreign body, especially one presenting irregularities of surface or outline, however slight, ..."

4. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"Let us first consider the encystment phase. encystment occurs ordinarily when the conditions in the surrounding medium are adverse, such as desiccation, ..."

5. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"The encystment may be accompanied by reproduction, a large number of small ... encystment may be caused by the concentration of the salts in water previous ..."

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