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Definition of Encyst

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enclose within a sac; become enclosed in a sac (Biology)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To inclose in a cyst.
  
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encyst
\en*cyst"\ (?), v. t. to inclose in a cyst.

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A microbial cyst is a resting or dormant stage of a microorganism, usually a bacterium or a protist or rarely an invertebrate animal, that helps the organism to survive in unfavorable environmental conditions. It can be thought of as a state of suspended animation in which the metabolic processes of the cell are slowed down and the cell ceases all activities like feeding and locomotion. Encystment also helps the microbe to disperse easily, from one host to another or to a more favorable environment. When the encysted microbe reaches an environment favorable to its growth and survival, the cyst wall breaks down by a process known as excystation.

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