from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sleeping cyst; a quiescent encysted protozoan which does not sporulate.
- noun In botany, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Biol.) A cyst in which some unicellular organisms temporarily inclose themselves, from which they emerge unchanged, after a period of drought or deficiency of food. In some instances, a process of spore formation seems to occur within such cysts.
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- noun biology A
cystin which some unicellular organismstemporarily enclose themselves, from which they emerge unchanged, after a period of droughtor deficiencyof food.
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hypno- + cyst
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