anabiotic


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an·a·bi·o·sis

 (ăn′ə-bī-ō′sĭs)
n.
1. A restoring to life from a deathlike condition; resuscitation.
2. A state of suspended animation, especially one in which certain aquatic invertebrates are able to survive long periods of drought.

[Greek anabiōsis, from anabioun, to return to life : ana-, ana- + bioun, to live (from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots).]

an′a·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.anabiotic - of or related to the state of anabiosis
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In order to purge the anabiotic process of its spontaneous-generation taint, he says, scientists in this century renamed it cryptobiosis, meaning return to life, or anhydrobiosis, meaning life without water.