Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′bĕr-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. A torpid condition in which certain animals pass the cold months. True hibernators, such as woodchucks, ground squirrels, dormice, and some others, have body temperatures reduced to near the freezing point, with...
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[computing] Hibernation in computing is powering down a computer while retaining its state. Upon hibernation, the computer saves the contents of its random access memory (RAM) to a hard disk or other non-volatile storage. Upon resumption, the computer is exactly as it was upon entering hiber...
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Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and/or lower metabolic rate. Hibernating animals conserve energy, especially during winter when food supplies are limited, tapping energy reserves, body fat, at a slo...
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A dormant (sleep-like condition adopted by some animals to survive the harsh conditions of winter. Adaptive mechanisms to avoid starvation and extreme temperatures included reduced body temperature, a slower heartbeat, slower breathing rate, and slower rate of metabolism. Hibernation occurs in many ...
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hibernation (hī"burnā'shun) [Lat.,= wintering], practice, among certain animals, of spending part of the cold season in a more or less dormant state, apparently as protection from cold when normal body temperature cannot be maintained and food is scarce. Hibernating animals are a...
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State of dormancy in which certain animals spend the winter. It is associated with a dramatic reduction in all metabolic processes, including body temperature, breathing, and heart rate. The body temperature of the Arctic ground squirrel falls to below 0°C/32°F during hibernation. Hibernating bats...
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A long-term, deep sleep during which the animal's heartbeat and respiration rates slow down considerably. Before going into hibernation, animals will store fat in their bodies to live off of until they awaken.
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a time during which an animal is in a sleeplike dormant state, living off reserves of body fat, with slower metabolism and decreased body temperature and pulse rate
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A dormant, sleeplike state, with a lower body temperature and slower heart and breathing rate, that is characteristic of various animals during the winter months in cold climates, such as bears, bats, certain birds, snakes, frogs, and turtles; this state tends to protect against cold weather and to...
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1) Torpidity 2) Torpor
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winter dormancy in animals characterized by a significant decrease in metabolism.
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Dormancy during the winter.
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