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suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns

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With all the corruption in America, right and left, how can you keep your anabiotic head in the sand?
1891, referred to "zero growth" as being in an anabiotic state, i.e., lifeless and viable or lifeless and not viable, or "dead" (Leblos und lebensfahig = anabiotisch; Leblos und lebensunfahig = tot) (cited in Keilin, 1959).
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.