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anabiosis

 [an″ah-bi-o´sis]
restoration of life processes after their apparent cessation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·a·bi·o·sis

(an'ă-bī-ō'sis),
Resuscitation after apparent death.
[G. a reviving, fr. ana, again, + biōsis, life]
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anabiosis

(ăn′ə-bī-ō′sĭs)
n.
1. A restoring to life from a deathlike condition; resuscitation.
2. A state of suspended animation, especially one in which certain aquatic invertebrates are able to survive long periods of drought.

an′a·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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an·a·bi·o·sis

(an'ă-bī-ō'sis)
Resuscitation after apparent death.
[G. a reviving, fr. ana, again, + biōsis, life]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anabiosis

a state of suspended animation, induced in some organisms by desiccation.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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