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Estivation

noun
1.
(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period.  Synonym: aestivation.
2.
(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens.  Synonym: aestivation.






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Words linked to "Estivation" :   zoology, quiescency, botany, quiescence, flower bud, phytology, zoological science, estivate, dormancy, arrangement



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