anabiosis

noun
ana·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌan-ə-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē- How to pronounce anabiosis (audio) \
plural anabioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce anabioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of anabiosis

: a state of suspended animation induced in some organisms by desiccation

Other Words from anabiosis

anabiotic \ -​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce anabiotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Anabiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anabiosis. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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