hibernaculum definition

  • noun:
    • Biology A protective case, addressing, or framework, such as a plant bud, in which an organism stays inactive for cold temperatures.
    • Biology The protection of a hibernating pet.
    • The place where a hibernating dog shelters when it comes to cold temperatures
    • A bud, situation, or safety covering that a plant uses to endure the difficult ecological conditions during a dormancy period.
    • A winter bud, where the rudimentary vegetation or flower, by many bushes when you look at the temperate zone, is shielded by closely overlapping scales.
    • only a little situation for which particular pests pass winter months.
    • Winter residence or abiding location.
    • Same as hibernacle, 1.
    • In dot., any part of a plant which shields an embryonic organ during the cold winter, as a bud or bulb. Also hibernacle.
    • In zoology: among the winter season buds of a polyzoan; an arrested and encysted polyzo√∂n-bud with the capacity of surviving winter months and germinating inside following spring.
    • The false opercule or pseudoperculum of a snail.

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