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diapause

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noun dia·pause \ˈdī-ə-ˌpȯz\

Definition of diapause

  1. :  a period of physiologically enforced dormancy between periods of activity



Origin of diapause

Greek diapausis pause, from diapauein to pause, from dia- + pauein to stop


First Known Use: 1893


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diapause

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noun dia·pause \ˈdī-ə-ˌpȯz\

Medical Definition of diapause

  1. :  a period of physiologically enforced dormancy between periods of activity




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