dauer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Dauer.

Noun[edit]

dauer (plural dauers)

  1. (nematology) A developmental stage of certain nematode larvae in which they exhibit increased durability
    • 2008, December 3, “Caenorhabditis elegans dauers need LKB1/AMPK to ration lipid reserves and ensure long-term survival”, Nature: 
      When Caenorhabditis elegans larvae enter dauer they arrest feeding but remain active and motile, yet become stress-resistant, extremely long-lived and non-ageing.

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

dauer

  1. First-person singular present of dauern.
  2. Imperative singular of dauern.