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o·ver·win·ter·ing

(ō'vĕr-win'tĕr-ing),
Persistence of an infectious agent in its vector for extended periods, such as the cooler winter months, during which the vector has no opportunity to be reinfected or to infect another host.

overwintering

[-win′təring]
persistence of seasonal infectious agents beyond their normal period of activity, particularly warm weather pathogen vectors that remain operative into the winter months.

o·ver·win·ter·ing

(ō'vĕr-win'tĕr-ing)
Persistence of an infectious agent in its vector for extended periods, such as the cooler winter months, during which the vector has no opportunity to be reinfected or to infect another host.

overwintering

the process of passing the winter. For example, some insects overwinter in a pupal stage, some migratory birds overwinter outside the normal breeding area.

overwintering

the ability of animals, plants or parasites to survive outdoors through a winter season.
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A preliminary report of overwinter and control method of stem borer on water bamboo, Zizania latifolia (Griseb).
A decrease in the number of live oysters might be the result of overwinter mortality, but a decrease in dredge efficiency might yield the same result.
You might, in fact, start summer cabbages in your garden just a month or so ahead of slow-maturing overwinter cabbages.
The journey south is a first for every migrating butterfly, the great-great-grandchild of a generation of monarchs whose lifespan of seven or eight months enabled them to fly to Mexico, overwinter in the forests and set out in February or March on the return journey north.
Monarch butterflies overwinter in oyamel fir forests in Mexico There, the cool environment slows the butterflies' metabolism.
Role of size, condition, and lipid content in the overwinter survival of age-0 Colorado squawfish.
And frost-sensitive varieties such as pelargoniums, otherwise known as geraniums (pictured), fuchsias and agryanthemums will require a minimum night temperature of around 45F to overwinter safely.
WHAT to do this week: n Continue to sow hardy annuals, sweet peas and lettuces to overwinter under glass.
4 Many bugs will overwinter in the shelter of a greenhouse, so have a tidy-up and a thorough clean to kill them off.
The fungal spores that cause most rose diseases will overwinter on the plant and start growing again in the spring, keeping your roses in a state of mildew and blight during next year's growing season.
Neotropical migrant bird species that overwinter in the tropics need motels along the way when they're migrating, and New York is one of those places.
The eggs are laid in a shiny black mass around the twigs of host trees and overwinter on the twig.