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AEstivation   Listen
noun
AEstivation  n.  
1.
(Zool.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; opposed to hibernation.
2.
(Bot.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration. (Spelt also estivation)






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Words linked to "AEstivation" :   quiescency, dormancy, quiescence, phytology, zoology, zoological science, arrangement, aestivate, botany, flower bud



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