AEstivation

Definition of AEstivation

AEs`ti`va´tion
n.1.(Zool.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; - opposed to hibernation.
2.(Bot.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration.

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aestivate, dormancy, estivate, estivation, quiescence, quiescency, zoological science, zoology
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