Diapause Definition

dīə-pôz
noun
A period of delayed development or growth accompanied by reduced metabolism and inactivity, esp. in certain insects, snails, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Diapause

Noun

Singular:
diapause
Plural:
diapauses

Origin of Diapause

  • Greek diapausis pause from diapauein to pause dia- between dia– pauein to stop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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