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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cyst in which some unicellular organisms temporarily enclose themselves, from which they emerge unchanged, after a period of drought or deficiency of food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sleeping cyst; a quiescent encysted protozoan which does not sporulate.
  • n. In botany, same as akinete.

Etymologies

hypno- +‎ cyst (Wiktionary)

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