anabiosis

noun
ana·bi·o·sis | \ˌan-ə-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē- \
plural anabioses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of anabiosis 

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

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