asthenobiosis

noun
as·​the·​no·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ¦asthə(ˌ)nōˌbīˈōsə̇s \
plural asthenobioses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of asthenobiosis

: a state of reduced activity that precedes pupation in the larvae of certain insects

History and Etymology for asthenobiosis

New Latin, from asthen- + -biosis

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“Asthenobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asthenobiosis. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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