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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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To explore the importance of aestivation for this species, the present study seeks to determine the consequences of interruption of aestivation on the reproductive performances of H.
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Terrestrial movements in relation to aestivation and the annual reproductive cycle of Kinosternon leucostomum.
Another potential cause of gene flow between successive cohorts may be prolonged hibernation or aestivation.
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terrestris did not come out of aestivation (summer resting stage) in any great numbers.
Cold torpor, diapause, delayed hatching and aestivation in reptiles and birds.
Larval aestivation and direct development as alternative strategies in the speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria in Sweden.
Aestivation was the target of many studies; hence lots of aspects of its physiology and biochemistry were elucidated, notably for the animal groups-anuran amphibians and pulmonate land snails [5].
Turtles underwent histological analysis of testes and hormone levels to establish and investigate the species's natural cycle in different stages with special focus on aestivation behavior as it relates to such as reproductive strategies.