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    estivation

    estivation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word estivation

    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 : aestivation
    Definition
    (noun) (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    Synonyms : aestivation
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