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aestivation

US estivation

/ (ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən, ˌɛs-) /
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noun

the act or condition of aestivating
the arrangement of the parts of a flower bud, esp the sepals and petals

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Scientific definitions for aestivation

aestivation
[ ĕs′tə-vāshən ]

Another spelling of estivation.
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