Definition of cryptobiotic in English:

cryptobiotic

adjective

Biology
  • 1Relating to or capable of cryptobiosis.

    • ‘A common feature of cryptobiotic processes is the production of large amounts of saccharides triggered by the detection of stressful conditions.’
    • ‘This showed us that they had been preserved in a cryptobiotic state.’
  • 2Of or denoting primitive organisms of the kind presumed to have existed in earlier geological periods but to have left no trace of their existence.

Pronunciation

cryptobiotic

/ˌkriptəˌbīˈädik/