noun. a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill.
- physiological state
- physiological condition
- -biosis (English)
- crypto- (English)
- κρυπτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word cryptobiosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
The brine shrimp undergo a process called "cryptobiosis," which is a state of suspended animation that allows the Sea-Monkeys to come to life when you add water.