a state of suspended animation, esp. of desiccated tardigrades
Origin of anabiosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek ; from anabioein, to come to life again ; from ana-, again + bioein, to live ; from bios: see bio-
- A restoring to life from a deathlike condition; resuscitation.
- A state of suspended animation, especially one in which certain aquatic invertebrates are able to survive long periods of drought.
Origin of anabiosisGreek anabi&omacron;sis, from anabioun, to return to life : ana-, ana- + bioun, to live (from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots).
- (biology) A state of suspended animation, especially during extreme drought; the act of recovering from this state.