anhydrobiosis

noun an·hy·dro·bi·o·sis \(¦)anˌhīdrōbīˈōsə̇s\

Definition of anhydrobiosis

plural

anhydrobioses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. 1 of a usually aquatic organism :  life away from water

  2. 2 :  anabiosis

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Origin and Etymology of anhydrobiosis

New Latin, from anhydr- + biosis


First Known Use: 1901


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