Aestivation Definition

estəvāzhən
noun
Webster's New World

(biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.

Wiktionary

(botany) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.

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Synonyms:
estivation

Other Word Forms of Aestivation

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Singular:
aestivation
Plural:
aestivations

Origin of Aestivation

  • Formed from Latin aestivare, from aestus ‘heat’.

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