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Definition of the noun aestivation

What does aestivation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aestivations

  1. (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
  2. (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    • domain: botany / phytology
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • alternative spelling: estivation
    • more generic word: arrangement = an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit
    • part of: flower bud = a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop

Alternative definition of the noun aestivation

noun

  1. [biology] A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.
  2. [botany] The arrangement (vernation) of the parts of a flower inside a bud; prefloration.
  3. [obsolete] The spending or passing of a summer.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aestivation

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Google previewCardio-Respiratory Control in Vertebrates (2009)

Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects by Mogens L. Glass, Stephen C. Wood

Aestivation is a dormant state, which usually takes place on a seasonal basis. This word is...

stated that: “aestivation is a loose term that signifies little more than summer torpor as a mechanism for surviving torrid ambient conditions.

Google previewBulletin (1913)

AEstivation is a very common habit among weevils. As throwing some light on the probable action of the boll weevil under high temeratures, it is of interest to state that Prof. C. H. T. Townsend, of iura, Peru, finds that the Peruvian cotton square ...

Google previewColeoptera: Life Histories and Economic Relations (1912)

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AEstivation is a very, common habit among weevils. As throwing some light on the probable action of the boll weevil under high temeratures, it is of interest to state that Prof. C. H. T. Townsend, of iura, Peru, finds that the Peruvian cotton square ...

Google previewEdible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants (2013)

Volume 6, Fruits by T. K. Lim

Aestivation refers to positional arrangement of the floral parts in the bud before it opens. Akinete a thick-walled dormant cell derived from the enlargement of a vegetative cell. It serves as a survival structure. Alfisols soil with a clay-enriched ...

Google previewAustralian Backyard Naturalist (2012)

by Peter Macinnis

Aestivation is the name of the summer equivalent of hibernation. Bogong moths ( Agrotis infusa) migrate 1,000 kilometres to shelter in the cool high country of the Australian Alps. The insects have to carry can combine to make an unexpected ...

Google previewIf the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? (2015)

Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life by Stephen Webb

aestivation is a response © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 77 S. Webb, If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens...

Google previewEnvironmental Biology (1997)

by Allan M. Jones

O Aestivation is a period of inactivity associated with ...

Google previewRudiments of Biology

by Anuradha Goswami & Sujit Paul

Aestivation : The arrangement of the floral leaves with respect to each other in the same whorl is called aestivation. Different types are : Valvate (e.g. solanum)., Twisted (e.g. Hibisus), Imbricate (e.g. cassia), Quincuncial (e.g. Murray a).

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

Sepals usually five, rarely three to four, more or less connected at the base, with a valvate aestivation ; petals equal in number to the sepals, and alternating with them, with a twisted aestivation, sometimes distinct, but usually adnate to the tube ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2006)

by David Mcfarland

aestivation A period of dormancy during the summer, in contrast to *hibernation, which is a period of ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Sepals five, deciduous, STN-7 free or united at the base with an imbricate aestivation; fleshy. Composed of herbs and shrubs, with opposite, Botany. alternate, verticillate or crowded, entire, ciliated, or o, 2 petals five, united or conniving by the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

aestivation. 1. (in zoology) A state of inactivity occurring in some animals, notably lungfish, during prolonged periods of drought or heat. Feeding, respiration, movement, and other bodily activities are considerably slowed down. See also ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

aestivation. (estivation) The arrangement of *sepals and *petals in a flower bud before opening. aethalium. In certain *myxomycetes, a large *fruiting body consisting of masses of *spores contained within a surface crust; it may be stalked or ...

Google previewScience Pictorial Dictionary

by R P Manchanda

Aestivation In some animals, it is a state of deep sleep in summer season without any activity to tide over the harsh or unfavourable environmental conditions, e.g., frogs undergo aestivation during summer season. Afforestation The process of ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

aestivation. The phenomenon in which some creatures reducebody activity and enter a dormant state in order to survivethesummermonths. See also: HIBERNATION aetiology The study of the causation and generation pathwayofa disease.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana (1845)

Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... Comprising the Twofoldadvantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Sepals usually five, rarely three to four, more or less connected at the base, with a valvate aestivation ; petals equal in number to the sepals, and alternating with them, with a twisted aestivation, sometimes distinct, but usually adnate to the tube ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 5

Brown—Sepals five, deciduous, W“ free or united at the base with an imbricate aastivation; petals five, united or conniving by the claws, with spreading-lamina and imbricate aestivation ; stamens five, free, alternating with the ...

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Heath snail in aestivation

Helicella / Xerolenta are small to medium-sized air-breathing land snails with several species.
They are indigenous to the dry grass landscapes in Lower Austria.

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Aestivation Meaning

Video shows what aestivation means. A state of inactivity and metabolic depression during summer: the summer version of hibernation.. The arrangement ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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