aestivation
variant of estivation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • AEstivation — [AE]s ti*va tion, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; opposed to {hibernation}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aestivation — [es΄tə vā′shən] n. alt. sp. of ESTIVATION * * * aes·ti·va·tion (ĕs tə vāʹshən) n. Variant of estivation. * * * …   Universalium

  • Aestivation —   die, , der Sommerschlaf …   Universal-Lexikon

  • aestivation — [es΄tə vā′shən] n. alt. sp. of ESTIVATION …   English World dictionary

  • aestivation — dormancy during the dry season or summer, e.g. in Dipnoi. Also spelled estivation …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aestivation — См. estivation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aestivation — noun /ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən/ a) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation. b) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration …   Wiktionary

  • aestivation — n. summer dormancy (Zoology); manner in which the petals and leaves of a flower bud are arranged (Botany); passing of a summer in a specific place (also estivation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aestivation — [ˌi:stɪ veɪʃ(ə)n, ˌɛst ] (US estivation) noun 1》 Zoology prolonged torpor or dormancy of an insect, fish, or amphibian during a hot or dry period. 2》 Botany the arrangement of petals and sepals in a flower bud before it opens. Compare with… …   English new terms dictionary

  • aestivation — aes·ti·va·tion …   English syllables

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