hibernaculum
noun (plural hibernacula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, winter residence, from hibernare Date: 1789 a shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal (as an insect or reptile)

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  • Hibernaculum — (hi buhr NAK yuh luhm) (Latin, tent for winter quarters ) can refer to:* In zoology, a hibernaculum is the location chosen by an animal for hibernation. Commonly this may be a hibernating mammal or insect. * In botany, a hibernaculum is a bud,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hibernaculum — Hi ber*nac u*lum, n. [See {Hibernacle}.] 1. (Bot.) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A little case …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hibernaculum — [hī΄bər nak′yo͞o ləm] n. pl. hibernacula [hī΄bər nak′yoolə] [L, winter residence < hibernare: see HIBERNATE] any case or covering for protecting an organism during the winter; specif., a) a bud or bulb for protecting a plant b) a specially… …   English World dictionary

  • Hibernaculum — Dans le domaine de la zoologie, l hibernaculum (du nom latin pour la tente romaine utilisée pour les « quartiers d hiver ») est le refuge, le gîte ou la partie d un terrier qui sert à l hibernation d un animal (seul, comme l ours dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hibernaculum — n.; pl. la [L. hibernaculum, winter residence] 1. A case or covering. 2. (BRYOZOA) Winter bud in a few freshwater forms that survive the winter and form a new colony in the spring. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A case or covering in which larvae hide… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hibernaculum — /huy beuhr nak yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. hibernacula / leuh/. 1. a protective case or covering, esp. for winter, as of an animal or a plant bud. 2. winter quarters, as of a hibernating animal. Also, hibernacle /huy beuhr nak euhl/. [1690 1700; < L… …   Universalium

  • hibernaculum — hi•ber•nac•u•lum [[t]ˌhaɪ bərˈnæk yə ləm[/t]] also hi•ber•nac•le [[t]ˈhaɪ bərˌnæk əl[/t]] n. pl. nac•u•la [[t] ˈnæk yə lə[/t]] also nac•les. 1) anb bot a protective case or covering for winter, as of an animal or a plant bud 2) anb winter… …   From formal English to slang

  • hibernaculum — the place where an organism overwinters …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hibernaculum — noun a) The place where a hibernating animal shelters for the winter b) A bud, case, or protective covering that a plant uses to survive the challenging environmental conditions during a dormancy period. See Also: hibernacle …   Wiktionary

  • hibernaculum — n. winter hibernation place of an hibernating animal (Zoology); plant bud or rhizome enabling a plant to live through its dormant phase (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

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