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See also: Dauer
dauer (plural dauers)
- (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”, in 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.
- Rhymes: -aʊ̯ɐ