anhydrobiosis

noun

an·​hy·​dro·​bi·​o·​sis
(¦)anˌhīdrōbīˈōsə̇s
plural anhydrobioses
-ōˌsēz
1
of a usually aquatic organism : life away from water
2
: anabiosis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from anhydr- + biosis

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anhydrobiosis was in 1901

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“Anhydrobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhydrobiosis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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