diapause

A state of arrested development in the eggs of annual killifishes; an adaptation to the extended periods during which their temporary pool habitats become completely dry due to seasonal fluctuations in precipitation, leaving the eggs to develop while buried within the mud substrate. (cf resting eggs)
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Diapause

A physiological state of arrested development, generally resulting from physical stimuli, such as temperature and light, that provides an insect with a means of surviving unfavourable periods.
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Diapause

Diapause, when referencing animal dormancy, is the delay in development in response to regularly and recurring periods of adverse environmental conditions. It is considered to be a physiological state of dormancy with very specific initiating and inhibiting conditions. Diapause is a mechanism used as a means to survive predictable, unfavorable env...
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diapause

a condition of arrested development.
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Diapause

a condition of suspended animation; no activity or development occurs
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Diapause

a hibernation like state in insects
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diapause

A period of biological quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed. ... Origin: dia-+ G. Pausis, pause ... Embryonic diapause, a diapause in the course of embryogenesis; postulated to occur in instances of double parturition and possibly of delayed implantation. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Diapause

a period of dormancy.
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diapause

a period of hormonally controlled quiescence, esp. in immature insects, characterized by cessation of growth and reduction of metabolic activity, often occurring seasonally or when environmental conditions are unfavorable
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Diapause

A period of suspended animation of regular occurrence in the lives of many insects, especially in the young stages.
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Diapause

A physiological state of arrested metabolism, growth, and development that occurs at a particular stage in the life cycle of an organism.
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Diapause

a state of suspended animation. During diapause, development, growth and metabolic activity are reduced. In some insects diapause is obligate, while in others it is dependent on external stimuli and is regarded as an adaptation to increase the probability of survival during environmentally unfavourable conditions because it allows the insect to k...
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diapause

Period of inactivity caused by environmental factors
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diapause

Period of suspended development that occurs in some species of insects and other invertebrates, characterized by greatly reduced metabolism. Periods of diapause are often timed to coincide with the winter months, and improve the animal's chances of surviving adverse conditions
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diapause

spontaneous interruption of the development of certain animals, marked by reduction of metabolic activity. It is typical of many insects and mites, ... [8 related articles]
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diapause

Suspended development or hibernation in insects.
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Diapause

Suspension of life
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diapause

temporary slowing down of development, related to coolness or dryness.
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Diapause

The dormant phase of some insects. Can be either facultative or obligatory.
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diapause

Type: Term Pronunciation: dī′ă-pawz Definitions: 1. A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
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