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  • v. Present participle of encyst.


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  • The brain worm protects itself by encysting and is amazingly hardy, able to survive in hostile environments outside of the host body, even in salt water, dirt, or sewage treatment plants, for many months.

    Brain worms: one in five are infested

  • One is that the function of the subconscious is to keep us alive, and one of the ways it does this is to create “black bags” of unprocessed emotion, encysting the emotional “toxins” that we are not ready to process.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • After encysting in the gut, or gut derivatives the metacercaria develops into an adult at which time it reproduces, releasing more eggs to continue the cycle.


  • Once key agencies in the government are linked to the legislative majority, the KMT can neutralize the likely DPP hold on the Presidency by encysting the President in a shell of agencies controlled by the pro-China side.

    KMT Continues to paralyze the legislature

  • The cercariae lose their tails upon encysting as metacercariae (infective larvae) on aquatic plants.

    Chapter 2

  • Some single-cell animals and roundworms are capable of surviving stress by encysting themselves, forming a little "seed" that preserves their genetic material and enough food to reactivate it, coming back to life when conditions improve.

    Organic Gardener's Composting

  • From worms he went to Protozoa-Trypanosomes, sleeping sickness, host tsetse-fly -- showed life history comparatively, propagated in secondary host or encysting in primary host -- similarly malarial germs spread by Anopheles mosquitoes -- all very interesting.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • A wound from a bullet made of tin, unless it struck a vital part, nature would heal, even if the cause of the wound was not removed, by encysting the ball.

    Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth

  • This process of nature of repairing injury by encysting the cause is of interest to the dentist in the study of suitable filling-materials.

    Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth

  • Indeed, how much the act of the body, in encysting a bullet in its tissues, is like the act of the bees in encasing with wax a worm in the combs!

    The Breath of Life


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