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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.
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|Adj.||1.||cryptobiotic - of or related to the state of cryptobiosis|
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