cryptobiosis


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a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill

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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.
In recent years, Cryptobiosis, caused by the hemoflagellate, has been found in many fishes (Lom.