cryptobiosis

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cryp·to·bi·o·sis

 (krĭp′tō-bī-ō′sĭs)
n.
A dormant state induced by unfavorable environmental conditions such as high or low temperature, reduced oxygen, or drought, in which an organism's metabolic activity is reduced to an imperceptible level.

cryp′to·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.

cryptobiosis

(ˌkrɪptəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Zoology) zoology a temporary state in an organism in which metabolic activity is absent or undetectable

cryptobiosis

Medicine. a state in which the signs of life of an organism have weakened to the point where they are barely measurable or no longer measurable. — cryptobiotic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptobiosis - a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
References in periodicals archive ?
Generally, during salinity, nematode numbers do not change since they have a survival strategy against osmotic potential, referred to as osmobiosis under the auspices of cryptobiosis (Mashela, 2007).
En cuanto a la primera, cuando los tardigrados estan rodeados por una pelicula de agua permanecen activos, pero, si las condiciones ambientales cambian de manera desfavorable, pueden entrar en un estado latente conocido como criptobiosis, del cual existen varios tipos: anhidrobiosis (desecacion), criobiosis (bajas temperaturas), anoxibiosis (falta de oxigeno) u osmobiosis (cambios en la salinidad) [2, 3].
Con respecto a los procesos de osmobiosis y anoxibiosis, estos no se han estudiado tan profundamente como la anhidrobiosis.