aestivation definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of estivation.
    • a situation of inactivity and metabolic despair during summer: the summer version of hibernation.
    • The arrangement (vernation) associated with areas of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.
    • The investing or passing of a summer.
    • hawaii of torpidity caused by the heat and dryness of summer time, like in particular snails; -- in opposition to hibernation.
    • The arrangement of this petals in a flower bud, regarding folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration.
    • (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it starts
    • (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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