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aestivation

(ĕs′tə-vā′shən)
n.
Variant of estivation.

es·ti·va·tion

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

aestivation

  1. (in animals) a state of dormancy during the summer or dry season. Compare HIBERNATION.
  2. (in plants) the arrangement of the various parts of the bud of a flower.

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Aestivation was the target of many studies, hence lots of aspects of its physiology and biochemistry were elucidated, notably for the animal groups-anuran amphibians and pulmonate land snails [42].
Rose Pond Conservation Area was flooded suddenly when the levee broke in early July, about the time when most yellow mud turtles would have started aestivation after nesting.
Hemlock woolly adelgid abundance in all treatments declined by Oct when the insects came out of aestivation and began feeding again.
In Mexico, Kinosternon leucostomum individuals occupying a temporary lake were reported to travel distances of up to 600 m to nesting and aestivation sites (Morales-Verdeja & Vogt 1997).
In years gone by the financial markets would have followed nature's calling and gone into aestivation.
The Fish and Wildlife Service's permit incorporates a wildlife-friendly pond design and describes management measures such as keeping ponds free of fish and bullfrogs, protecting ground squirrel burrows as aestivation (a period of inactivity during summer months) habitat for salamanders and frogs, and continuing managed grazing, as well as measures to reduce impacts to listed species during pond repair projects.
Even apart from striking features like hibernation or aestivation, different species vary widely in the amount of time spent in sleep and show widely varying patterns of sleep architecture.
2004) found that aquatic organisms were able to use dry rice field soil cracks and crevices for aestivation when the fields were drained.
This simulated dry season effects leading to embryonic aestivation and container filling has similarity to flooding of natural habitats.
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If the title track is very like a Threadgill piece, the follow-up, Aestivation, is far closer to a conventional ballad format than anything Ellman's former leader would put out.