amphodynamous
adj. [Gr. ampho, both; dynamis, power]
Pertaining to an organism that may or may not enter a diapause phase, according to circumstances.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • diapause — n. [Gr. dia, through; pausis, a stopping] A quiescent phase during the development of an organism in which most physiological processes are suspended; maybe optional, obligatory or internally controlled; see amphodynamous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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