diapause

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diapause (plural diapauses)

  1. (biology, entomology, ichthyology) A temporary pause in the growth and development of an organism due to adverse environmental conditions (especially in insects and in the embryos of many of the oviparous species of fish in the order Cyprinodontiformes)

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diapause f (plural diapauses)

  1. (biology, entomology, ichthyology) diapause