overwintering


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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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The monarch is the only butterfly known to return to small, specific areas for overwintering.
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We describe collection of overwintering mosquitoes during January and February 2000 in New York City and detection of WN viral RNA and live WN virus in the specimens.
When you carry out winter pruning, make sure you also take out any shoots showing a faint white powdery growth on them as this is the overwintering stage of the fungus.
The plants shed their leaves and need minimal water so you can give them the same treatment as your overwintering fuchsias.
Captive breeding is an effective protection against extinction, but safe overwintering is still technically difficult to captive big-headed turtles.
He wanted to know whether these forest "islands" created their own unique climates--microclimates--and what that could mean for overwintering birds like the black-capped chickadee.