EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Botany the arrangement of the parts of a flower in the bud. Origin of estivation
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It was clear that nature was in preparation for her
First, it may be remembered that this period corresponds nearly to the active life of the animal before and after
The dry season here is not excessive, nor is there any
estivation, as in some tropical countries. British Dictionary definitions for estivation
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An inactive state resembling deep sleep, in which some animals living in hot climates, such as certain snails, pass the summer. Estivation protects these animals against heat and dryness. Compare hibernation.
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