Hibernaculum meaning

hībər-năkyə-ləm
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A protective case, covering, or structure, such as a plant bud, in which an organism remains dormant for the winter.
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The shelter of a hibernating animal.
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Any case or covering for protecting an organism during the winter.
  • A bud or bulb for protecting a plant.
  • A specially modified bud, as in some freshwater bryozoans, that can develop into a colony in the spring.
  • A structure in which a dormant animal passes the winter.
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A protective case, covering, or structure, such as a plant bud, in which an organism remains dormant for the winter.
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The shelter of a hibernating animal.
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(zoology) The place where a hibernating animal shelters for the winter.
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(botany) A bud, case, or protective covering that a plant uses to survive the challenging environmental conditions during a dormancy period.
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Origin of hibernaculum

  • Latin hībernāculum winter residence from hībernāre to winter from hībernus relating to winter ghei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary