n. [Gr. asthenes, feeble; biosis, manner of life]
Hibernation or aestivation in certain generations of insects induced by non-elimination of uremic products by previous active generations.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • asthenobiosis — as·the·no·bi·o·sis (as the″no bi oґsis) [asthen + biosis] a condition of reduced biologic activity resembling hibernation or estivation but not directly related to or dependent on temperature or humidity …   Medical dictionary

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