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aestivation

(ĕs`təvā'shən): see hibernationhibernation
[Lat.,= wintering], practice, among certain animals, of spending part of the cold season in a more or less dormant state, apparently as protection from cold when normal body temperature cannot be maintained and food is scarce.
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aestivation

[‚es·tə′vā·shən]
(botany)
The arrangement of floral parts in a bud.
(physiology)
The condition of dormancy or torpidity.
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The Fish and Wildlife Service's permit incorporates a wildlife-friendly pond design and describes management measures such as keeping ponds free of fish and bullfrogs, protecting ground squirrel burrows as aestivation (a period of inactivity during summer months) habitat for salamanders and frogs, and continuing managed grazing, as well as measures to reduce impacts to listed species during pond repair projects.
Even apart from striking features like hibernation or aestivation, different species vary widely in the amount of time spent in sleep and show widely varying patterns of sleep architecture.
(2004) found that aquatic organisms were able to use dry rice field soil cracks and crevices for aestivation when the fields were drained.
This simulated dry season effects leading to embryonic aestivation and container filling has similarity to flooding of natural habitats.
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If the title track is very like a Threadgill piece, the follow-up, Aestivation, is far closer to a conventional ballad format than anything Ellman's former leader would put out.