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cryptobiosis

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

medical Definition of cryptobiosis

plural cryptobioses play \-ˌsēz\
: the reversible cessation of metabolism under extreme environmental conditions (as low temperature)

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