anhydrobiosis

noun
an·​hy·​dro·​bi·​o·​sis | \ (¦)anˌhīdrōbīˈōsə̇s \
plural anhydrobioses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of anhydrobiosis

1 of a usually aquatic organism : life away from water
2 : anabiosis

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First Known Use of anhydrobiosis

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anhydrobiosis

New Latin, from anhydr- + biosis

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“Anhydrobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhydrobiosis. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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