estivation


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estivation

 [es″tĭ-va´shun]
a dormant state in which certain animals pass the summer; see also hibernation.

es·ti·va·tion

(es'tĭ-vā'shŭn),
Living through the summer in a quiescent, torpid state. Compare: hibernation.

estivation

also

aestivation

(ĕs′tə-vā′shən)
n.
Zoology A state of dormancy or torpor during a hot dry period.

es·ti·va·tion

(es'ti-vā'shŭn)
Living through the summer in a quiescent, torpid state.
Synonym(s): aestivation.

estivation

the dormant state in which certain animals pass the summer. The opposite of hibernation.
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