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1. cryptobiosis

noun. a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill.

Synonyms

  • physiological state
  • physiological condition

Antonyms

  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

Etymology

  • -biosis (English)
  • crypto- (English)
  • κρυπτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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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.

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