Definitions

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  • n. The ability of an organism to tolerate environmental changes without actively adapting to them.
  • n. cryonics

Etymologies

bio- +‎ stasis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After Williams died in 2002, one of his sons and a daughter decided to have his remains frozen cryonically, saying that they and Williams had agreed to put him into a condition called biostasis.

    Baseball slugger Ted Williams to be honored with stamp

  • Not if you can slow down metabolism "biostasis", something we're getting better at already.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Of course even in this future age of brain taping, biostasis and soma augmentation, death may still come involutarily.

    The Speculist: January 2005 Archives

  • Everything looked much the same as he'd left it, down to the empty hardsuits stowed in their apertures and the fungal growth they'd discovered on the consoles shortly after they'd awoken from biostasis.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • More would join them before the last shuttle lifted off early the next morning, but Baptiste had assured him that the _Spirit_ had enough biostasis cells to accommodate everyone who wanted to return to Earth.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Nearly a week had gone past since he had been revived from biostasis; during this time, the internal gravity induced by the_ Spirit'_s Millis-Clement field had been gradually increased to. 68g to match Coyote's surface gravity, yet he still felt sluggish, perpetually off-balance.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Which made savants perfect stewards of starships outbound to 47 Ursae Majoris; they remained awake while everyone else lay in a dreamless coma within their biostasis cells.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It would be worth spending forty-nine years in biostasis for the simple pleasure of feeling unfiltered sunlight against his face, grass beneath his feet.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Throughout the _Spirit, _ there were many others just like them: men and women recently revived from biostasis, sent here as reinforcements for the troops already on the ground.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • But maybe, the supporters of biostasis say, he doesn’t have to.

    I’m Working on That

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