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(See the entry for zoöcyst in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
zoöcyst (plural zoöcysts)
- (biology) A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.