Dormancy [noun]

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Microbes surviving for millions of years in deep dormancy upend evolution.

It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.

The activity of the plague in London in 1563 made up for its dormancy in the years preceding.

A distinction of great importance from a physiological and a practical point of view is made between rest and dormancy in plants.

Men wonder at mummy-wheat germinating after a thousand years of dormancy.

In the locality of my study racers spend approximately half the year in winter dormancy.

A man of his standing in society could not long remain in single dormancy; he was therefore besieged by many of the fair sex.

His life had been too stirring and active for him ever to relapse into dormancy, while his faculties were left to him.

Five-lined skinks fast for at least half the year during the period of dormancy, from September to April.

During this confinement, they do not hibernate but rather enter a state of "dormancy" and become inactive.