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osmobiosisOsmobiosis (ger.)

  • The slowdown of life processes due to a high salt concentration.

    One of the effects of anhydrobiosis, which is usually accompanied by anoxy- and osmobiosis, upon organisms is the marked increase of their life span.

    Keilin, D. (1959). The Leeuwenhoek lecture – the problem of anabiosis or latent life: history and current concept. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 150, 149-191: 176.