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Cryptobiosis

cryp·to·bi·o·sis (krɪptəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs):
origin: Greek; "crypto" (κρυπτός)= hidden, secret + "biosis" (βίος) = way of living

noun
Concealed life; A temporary state in which an organism reduces signs of life to the point where they are hardly or no longer measurable, usually to survive harsh conditions, then can become reanimated when the environment improves for their requirements. (cryptobiotic, adjective)


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