Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

an- + oxy- + -biosis (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.