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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.’
2Denoting primitive organisms of the kind presumed to have existed in earlier geological periods but to have left no trace of their existence.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.