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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 encystment
 胞囊形成; 包囊形成

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 en·cyst·ment /-ˈsɪs(t)mənt/ 名詞
 包囊形成,被囊作用

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·cyst·ment n.
 1. Biol. A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding, fission, spore formation, etc.
 Note:The animal (a) first contracts its body to a globular mass (b) and then secretes a transparent cyst (c), after which the mass divides into two or more parts (as in d e), each of which attains freedom by the bursting of the cyst, and becomes an individual animal.
 2. Zoöl. A process by which many internal parasites, esp. in their larval states, become inclosed within a cyst in the muscles, liver, etc. See Trichina.