(zoology) a temporary state in an organism in which metabolic activity is absent or undetectable
[krip-tuh-klas-tik] /ˌkrɪp təˈklæs tɪk/ adjective, Geology. 1. (of rock) composed of minute or microscopic fragments. /ˌkrɪptəʊˈklæstɪk/ adjective 1. (of minerals and rocks) composed of microscopic fragments
[krip-toh-klahy-mit] /ˌkrɪp toʊˈklaɪ mɪt/ noun 1. See under . [mahy-kruh-klahy-mit] /ˈmaɪ krəˌklaɪ mɪt/ noun 1. the of a small area, as of confined spaces such as caves or houses (cryptoclimate) of plant communities, wooded areas, etc. (phytoclimate) or of urban communities, which may be different from that in the general region. /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌklaɪmɪt/ noun (ecology) 1. […]
[krip-toh-klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɪp toʊˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. See under .
noun 1. a form of meningitis resulting from opportunistic infection by a cryptococcus fungus, occurring in persons who are immunodeficient.