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 anabiōsis 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.