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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