asthenobiosis

noun

as·​the·​no·​bi·​o·​sis
¦asthə(ˌ)nōˌbīˈōsə̇s
plural asthenobioses
-ōˌsēz
: a state of reduced activity that precedes pupation in the larvae of certain insects

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from asthen- + -biosis

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“Asthenobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asthenobiosis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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