Estivation

The period of suspended animation in many tropical insects and in some animals in response to hot, dry conditions.
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estivation

[n] - cessation from or slowing of activity during the summer
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estivation

<zoology> A dormant state involving vastly lowered metabolism which certain animals enter in order to survive hot weather. ... <botany> Refers to the arrangement of sepals and petals or their lobes in an unexpanded flower bud. ... Compare: vernation. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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estivation

aestivation noun (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
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estivation

aestivation noun (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
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estivation

(es″tĭ-va┬┤shәn) a dormant state in which certain animals pass the summer; see also hibernation.
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Estivation

• (n.) Same as Aestival, Aestivate, etc.
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estivation

(from the article `dormancy`) ...used to delineate the dormant state only during winter. In arid regions a reverse phenomenon is seen in which the animal becomes torpid during the ... Another form of torpor, estivation, is experienced by animals in response to heat stress. This state is seen more often in ectothermic animals than ... ...
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estivation

estivation, aestivation, estivate, aestivate 1. Passing the summer or dry season in a dormant or torpid state. 2. The manner in which plant structures are folded prior to expansion or opening.
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estivation

Type: Term Pronunciation: es′tĭ-vā′shŭn Definitions: 1. Living through the summer in a quiescent, torpid state.
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Estivation

the lowering of metabolic rate during hot periods or droughts.
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estivation

Similar to hibernation, some herptiles will bury themselves and remain dormant when the climate is too dry and/or hot for comfort. It is also spelled aestivation.
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Estivation

A sleepy or dormant state caused by hot, dry, summer conditions.
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