Definition of encyst in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪst/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈsɪst/


Enclose or become enclosed in a cyst: once the parasite is encysted the fish is heading for death tapeworms are notorious in their ability to encyst in a great variety of hosts
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  • While encysted, the glochidia will metamorphose, allowing the organs to develop more like an adult's organs.
  • In all cases reported to date, gordiid larvae have been found encysted in the host tissue.
  • Second, it can encyst inside a daughter sporocyst as a metacercariae, be voided with the sporocyst, and then be consumed by the benthic-feeding definitive host, rosyside dace.



Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪsˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ Pronunciation: /ɛnsɪsˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Exposure to bile is the primary stimulus for encystation, where trophozoites transform into cysts that pass out with the feces.
  • Total levels of HSP70 protein were constant during trophozoite growth and encystation.
  • Furthermore, during encystation, Giardia must secrete cyst wall proteins, which are cross-linked by disulfide bonds and are needed for survival in the external environment.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪstm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈsɪstm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • Other triggers for encystment include decreasing temperatures, high population density and low light.
  • Here we report on a study of the chromosomal basis of maternal effects on two life-history traits related to encystment in the branchiopod crustacean Artemia franciscana, in which females are heterogametic.
  • Most often encystment occurs in the costoparietal regions, usually along the posterior parietal pleural surface on the right side.

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