Definition of cryptobiotic in English:

cryptobiotic

Syllabification: cryp·to·bi·ot·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkriptəˌbīˈätik
 
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adjective

Biology
  • 1Of, relating to, or capable of cryptobiosis.
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    • This showed us that they had been preserved in a cryptobiotic state.
    • A common feature of cryptobiotic processes is the production of large amounts of saccharides triggered by the detection of stressful conditions.
  • 2Of or denoting primitive organisms of the kind presumed to have existed in earlier geological periods but to have left no trace of their existence.

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