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.
[Greek anabiōsis, from anabioun, to return to life : ana-, ana- + bioun, to live (from bios, life; see gwei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
an′a·bi·otic (-ŏtĭk) adj.
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