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Medical Term:

hypnocyst

Pronunciation: hip'no-sist

Definition: A quiescent or “sleeping” cyst; an encysted protozoon, the reproductive activity of which is in abeyance.

[hypno- + G. kystis, bladder (cyst)]

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