A period of suspended delayed development or growth that occurs in some species of insects and other invertebrates, characterized by greatly reduced metabolism. Periods of diapause are often timed to coincide with the winter months, and improve the animal's chances of surviving adverse conditions.
Period obustavljana rasta.
Razdoblje potpunog mirovanja u životu neke biljke ili životinje zbog zime, suše i sl. (npr. medved prespava zimu).