Definition of encystation in English:

encystation

noun

Zoology
  • See encyst

    • ‘Total levels of HSP70 protein were constant during trophozoite growth and encystation.’
    • ‘Furthermore, during encystation, Giardia must secrete cyst wall proteins, which are cross-linked by disulfide bonds and are needed for survival in the external environment.’
    • ‘Exposure to bile is the primary stimulus for encystation, where trophozoites transform into cysts that pass out with the feces.’
    • ‘Wheat germ agglutinin arrests the trophozoite growth cycle in the G2 / M phase, thus preventing Giardia growth, replication, and encystation.’

Pronunciation

encystation

/ɪnsɪsˈteɪʃ(ə)n//ɛnsɪsˈteɪʃ(ə)n/