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encyclopedism | encyclopedist | encyst | encystation | encysted | encystment | end | end all | end game | end man | end matter

encystment

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Noun
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en=cyst=ment

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encystmentn. 
  •  A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A process by which many internal parasites, esp. in their larval states, become inclosed within a cyst in the muscles, liver, etc. See Trichina.  [1913 Webster]

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