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di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz),
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]
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diapause

(dī′ə-pôz′)
n. Zoology
A period during which growth or development is suspended and physiological activity is diminished, as in certain insects in response to adverse environmental conditions.
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di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz)
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

diapause

a period of arrested growth and development in insects which is under the control of the endocrine system. Diapause is an adaptation to avoid adverse conditions, but does not automatically end with the termination of the adverse conditions as it is genetically determined. However, diapause can be ‘broken’ by an appropriate environmental change, or artificially by temperature shocks or chemical stimulation.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The diapaused IV instar larvae received 39 ADD during the early spring (May to mid-June) necessary to complete their development to pupae.