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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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(Zoology) the ability to return to life after apparent death; suspended animation
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from anabioein to come back to life, from ana- + bios life]
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an•a•bi•o•sis(ˌæn ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs)
1. reanimation after apparent death.
2. Zool. a state of suspended animation under adverse environmental conditions.
[1885–90; < New Latin < Greek anabíōsis a coming back to life =anabiō-, variant s. of anabioûn to return to life (see ana-, bio-) + -sis -sis]
an`a•bi•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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a revival or return to a living state after apparent death. — anabiotic, adj.See also: Life
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|Noun||1.||anabiosis - suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns|
suspended animation - a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia
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