hypnocyst

hypnocyst
\\ˈhipnəˌsist\ noun
Etymology: hypn- + -cyst
2. : an encysted form by which various protozoans resist adverse conditions (as cold or drought)

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  • Hypnocyst — Hyp no*cyst, n. [Gr. ? sleep + E. cyst.] (Biol.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypnocyst — A quiescent or “sleeping” cyst; an encysted protozoon, the reproductive activity of which is in abeyance. [hypno + G. kystis, bladder (cyst)] * * * hyp·no·cyst (hipґno sist) [hypno + cyst] a quiescent parasitic cyst; see …   Medical dictionary

  • hypnocyst — hyp·no·cyst …   English syllables

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