Aestivation meaning

ĕstə-vāshən
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(biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.
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(botany) The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.
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Origin of aestivation

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

    From Wiktionary