(En*cyst") v. t. To inclose in a cyst.
(En`cys*ta"tion) n. Encystment.
(En*cyst"ed) a. Inclosed in a cyst, or a sac, bladder, or vesicle; as, an encysted tumor.
The encysted venom, or poison bag, beneath the adder's fang.Coleridge.
1. (Biol.) A process which, among some of the lower forms of life, precedes reproduction by budding,
fission, spore formation, etc.
The animal (a) first contracts its body to a globular mass (b) and then secretes a transparent cyst 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.
(End) n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir,
endi, Sw. ände, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. &radic208. Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer.]
1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth
being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field,
line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; opposed to beginning, when
used of anything having a first part.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.Eccl. vii. 8.
2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive
My guilt be on my head, and there an end.Shak.
O that a man might knowShak.
The end of this day's business ere it come!