Definition of encystation in English:

encystation

noun

Zoology

See encyst

  • ‘Exposure to bile is the primary stimulus for encystation, where trophozoites transform into cysts that pass out with the feces.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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/