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estivation meaning and definition

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Definition of 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
  2. (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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