Medical Dictionary

cryptobiosis

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noun cryp·to·bi·o·sis \ˌkrip-(ˌ)tō-ˌbī-ˈō-səs, -(ˌ)bē-\

Medical Definition of cryptobiosis

plural

cryptobioses

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  1. :  the reversible cessation of metabolism under extreme environmental conditions (as low temperature)


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