Definition of Anabiosis

1. Noun. Suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns.

Generic synonyms: Suspended Animation
Derivative terms: Anabiotic



Definition of Anabiosis

1. Noun. (biology) A state of suspended animation, especially during extreme drought; the act of recovering from this state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anabiosis

1. [n -BIOSES]

Medical Definition of Anabiosis

1. Resuscitation after apparent death. Origin: G. A reviving, fr. Ana, again, + biosis, life (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anabiosis

ana-
anabaenas
anabaptisms
anabaptize
anabaptized
anabaptizes
anabaptizing
anabas
anabases
anabasine
anabasis
anabasius
anabatic
anabatic wind
anabioses
anabiosis (current term)
anabiotic
anabiotic cells
anableps
anablepses
anabolic
anabolic pathway
anabolic steroid
anabolic steroids
anabolics
anabolism
anabolisms
anabolite
anabranch
anabranches

Literary usage of Anabiosis

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"It has been supposed that in the case of the plant seeds and still more in that of the animals, the condition of anabiosis was merely one in which the ..."

2. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"The awakening of the tardigrade, or the anabiosis, as Preyer ('80) has termed the ... These highly remarkable phenomena of anabiosis are not limited to the ..."

3. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"The increase of a disease or of a paroxysm. See ACME. Anabatic (an-o-bat'ic). [L. anabat'icus.'] Pertaining to anabasis. anabiosis (an-ct-bai-o'sis, ..."

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