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    aestivation

    aestivation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word aestivation

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