anabiosis [an΄ə bī ō′sis]
[ModL < Gr < anabioein, to come to life again < ana-, again + bioein, to live < bios: see BIO-]
a state of suspended animation, esp. of desiccated tardigrades
anabiotic [an΄ə bī ōät′ik]

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  • anabiosis — n. 1. suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anabiosis — (de «ana », hacia atrás, y el gr. «bíōsis», medios de subsistencia) f. Vuelta a la actividad vital tras de un periodo de suspensión accidental de ella. ⇒ *Resucitar. * * * ► femenino Vuelta a la vida después de una muerte aparente …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • anabiosis — anabiotic /an euh buy ot ik/, adj. /an euh buy oh sis/, n. a bringing back to consciousness; reanimation after apparent death. [1885 90; < NL < Gk anabíosis a coming back to life, equiv. to anabio , var. s. of anabioûn to return to life (see ANA …   Universalium

  • anabiosis — Resuscitation after apparent death. [G. a reviving, fr. ana, again, + biosis, life] * * * ana·bi·o·sis .an ə bī ō səs, bē n, pl o·ses .sēz a state of suspended animation induced in some organisms by desiccation ana·bi·ot·ic ät ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • anabiosis — [ˌanəbʌɪ əʊsɪs] noun Zoology a temporary state of suspended animation or greatly reduced metabolism. Derivatives anabiotic ɒtɪk adjective Origin C19: from Gk anabiōsis, from anabioein return to life …   English new terms dictionary

  • anabiosis — an•a•bi•o•sis [[t]ˌæn ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. 1) reanimation after apparent death 2) zool. zool. a state of suspended animation under adverse environmental conditions • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL < Gk anabíōsis a coming back to life =anabiō ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • anabiosis — anabiozė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Laikinas organizmo medžiagų apykaitos sulėtėjimas. Būdinga bakterijoms, mikroskopiniams grybams, jų sporoms, kerpėms, augalų sėkloms, daugeliui žemesniųjų gyvūnų. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • anabiosis — anabiozė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Organizmo veiklos sulėtėjimas, padedantis išgyventi netinkamomis aplinkos sąlygomis. atitikmenys: angl. anabiosis rus. анабиоз …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • anabiosis — n. (pl. anabioses) revival after apparent death. Derivatives: anabiotic adj. Etymology: med.L f. Gk anabiosis f. anabioo return to life …   Useful english dictionary

  • anabiosis — inhabiting temporary water bodies and surviving drought by suspended animation, e.g. Dipnoi …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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