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cryptobiont

Saltos de línea: crypto|biont
Pronunciación: /ˌkrɪptəʊˈbʌɪɒnt
 
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Definición de cryptobiont en inglés:

sustantivo

Biology
An organism capable of cryptobiosis.
Example sentences
  • A community of cryptobionts that included sphinctozoan sponges, bryozoans, crinoids, brachiopods, and corals occupied resulting crypts.
  • The only real cryptobiont of the Balkans, the olm, has not yet been recorded by specialists in the western parts of Montenegro despite considerable anecdotal evidence of its presence.
  • Its presence, generally in the order of 0.2 g/g dry cell weight in most cryptobionts, enables them to resist extreme dehydration, high temperatures, X-rays and also, in some species of tardigrades, pressures as high as 600 MPa.

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