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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The process of becoming enclosed in a capsule.

Usage examples (7)
  • Mycobacteria were further entrapped within amoebal cysts, and survived encystment as demonstrated by subculturing.
  • Tardigrades have five routes which they employ to enter latency: encystment, anoxybiosis, cryobiosis, osmobiosis and anhydrobiosis.
  • Weismaun, encystment of protoplasm, 68; length of life and somatic cells, 96; origin of death, 83; tendency to early reproductiveness, 98.
  • The deficient in the LLO-encoding hly gene L. monocytogenes strain failed to cause mortality among protozoa and to trigger protozoan encystment. for more
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