cryptobiosis cryptobiosis

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill

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  • Frozen Underground for 1,500 Years, a Moss Comes Back to Life

    Scientists have an awesome word for things that look like they're dead but aren't really dead: cryptobiosis. Crypto for hidden, and biosis for life. Lots of organisms can do this. Scientists have previously revived microbes stuck in permafrost for tens ...        
    on March 17, 2014     Source: Wired News

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