Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: dia|pause
Pronunciación: /ˈdʌɪəpɔːz

Definición de diapause en inglés:


[mass noun]
A period of suspended development in an insect, other invertebrate, or mammal embryo, especially during unfavourable environmental conditions.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • These ridges indicate the period of diapause during the winter or unfavorable environmental conditions, such as lower water level or lack of food.
  • Many of the insects that go into diapause are eggs and pupae awaiting the arrival of spring and its bounty of food before hatching into adults, Holscher said.
  • Eggs hatching from diapause introduce to current environments species or genotypes laid at times in the distant past.


[no object] (usually as adjective diapausing) Volver al principio  
(Of an insect or other animal) undergo a period of suspended development.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Migratory birds and diapausing insects are present throughout the arctic, and thus overall herbivory in arctic systems may remain highly seasonal.
  • The larval generation and adult flight order is as indicated because offspring from third-flight individuals overwinter as diapausing pupae and emerge the following spring.
  • Active individuals only reappear in the water column in autumn when diapausing eggs begin hatching in autumn after fish predation intensity declines.


late 19th century: from dia- 'through' + the noun pause.

Definición de diapause en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día chef-d'œuvre
Pronunciación: ʃeɪ ˈdəːvr(ə)
a masterpiece