anoxybiosis

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an- +‎ oxy- +‎ -biosis

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anoxybiosis (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) A biological response triggered by a lack of oxygen in which the organism takes in water and becomes turgid and immobile, possibly a form of cryptobiosis.

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