from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To enclose in or as if in a cyst.
- intransitive verb To take the form of or become enclosed in a cyst.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To inclose or become inclosed in a cyst or vesicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To inclose in a cyst.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb rare, transitive To enclose within a
- verb rare, intransitive To be enclosed within a cyst.
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"I wish you would encyst," said Flor cheerfully, "preferably with something cancerous."
The glochidia then attach to a vertebrate host in which the encyst and transform, protected and fed by the vertebrate tissue, into an adult.
After feeding for 2 to 36 hours, the glochidia encyst.
The ghosts in Countermeasure -- Arne and Sjana thought it might rise so high it would punch into the Transcend, encyst the Blight right where it sits ....
This parasite may encyst in the wall of the gizzard.
"Six months for the projectile to encyst before the knee can be opened safely."
The foreign bodies must be allowed to encyst and the synovial fluid will re-form.
It's merely that Time has been trying to encyst what it can not absorb.
This condition is, perhaps, foreshadowed in the encyst -
And we naturally expect that a man of wealth, with all the honors belonging to any one person, should take on a comforting accumulation of adipose, and encyst himself in the conventionalities of church, state and society.