estivation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of spending or passing the summer.
    • Zoology a situation of dormancy or torpor during the summer.
    • Botany The arrangement of rose components into the bud.
    • alternate spelling of aestivation.
    • The work of driving the summertime.
    • particularly In zoology, the summer rest of specific animals, as mollusks; the act of falling into a more or less permanent problem of rest or dormant condition in summer.
    • In botany, prefloration; the disposition associated with components of a flower when you look at the bud.
    • (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity through the summertime; particularly slowing of k-calorie burning in some creatures during a hot or dried out period
    • (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens up

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