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Meaning of "aestivation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AESTIVATION

aestivation  [ˌiːstɪˈveɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AESTIVATION

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aestivation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AESTIVATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Aestivation

Aestivation or æstivation is a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, that is entered in response to high temperatures and arid conditions. It takes place during times of heat and dryness, the hot dry season, which are often the summer months. Invertebrate and vertebrate animals are known to enter this state to avoid damage from high temperatures and the risk of desiccation. Both terrestrial and aquatic animals undergo aestivation. Organisms who aestivate appear to be in a fairly "light" state of dormancy, as their physiological state can be rapidly reversed, and the organism can quickly return to a normal state. A study done on Otala lactea, a snail native to parts of Europe and Northern Africa, can wake from their dormant state within ten minutes of being introduced to a wetter environment. Fossil records show that the act of aestivating may be several hundred million years old.

Definition of aestivation in the English dictionary

The definition of aestivation in the dictionary is the act or condition of aestivating. Other definition of aestivation is the arrangement of the parts of a flower bud, esp the sepals and petals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AESTIVATION


activation
ˌæktɪˈveɪʃən
conservation
ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən
cultivation
ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən
deactivation
dɪˌæktɪˈveɪʃən
deprivation
ˌdɛprɪˈveɪʃən
derivation
ˌdɛrɪˈveɪʃən
elevation
ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən
excavation
ˌekskəˈveɪʃən
inactivation
ɪnˌæktɪˈveɪʃən
innovation
ˌɪnəˈveɪʃən
motivation
ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən
novation
nəʊˈveɪʃən
observation
ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃən
ovation
əʊˈveɪʃən
preservation
ˌprɛzəˈveɪʃən
reactivation
riːˌæktɪˈveɪʃən
renovation
ˌrenəˈveɪʃən
reservation
ˌrɛzəˈveɪʃən
salvation
sælˈveɪʃən
starvation
stɑːˈveɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AESTIVATION

aesculin
Aesir
Aesop
aesthesia
aesthesiogen
aesthesiogenic
aesthete
aesthetic
aesthetic labour
aesthetical
aesthetically
aesthetician
aestheticise
aestheticism
aestheticist
aestheticize
aesthetics
aestival
aestivate
aestivator

WORDS THAT END LIKE AESTIVATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of aestivation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «aestivation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AESTIVATION

Find out the translation of aestivation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aestivation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aestivation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

度夏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estivación
570 millions of speakers

English

aestivation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुष्पदलविन्यास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيات صيفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

летняя спячка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estivação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুকুলপত্রবিন্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

estivation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penahanan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sommerschlaf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

夏眠
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

aestivation
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aestivasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

aestivation
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோடை காலத்தை மந்தமாகக் கழித்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निश्चिंतता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aestivasyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estivazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

estywacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літня сплячка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aestivation
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαθέρισης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aestivation
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aestivation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aestivation
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aestivation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AESTIVATION»

The term «aestivation» is normally little used and occupies the 135.050 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AESTIVATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aestivation

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AESTIVATION»

Discover the use of aestivation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aestivation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aestivation: Molecular and Physiological Aspects
This book seeks to explore the phenomenon of aestivation from different perspectives and levels of organization, ranging from microhabitat selection to genetic control of physiological adjustments.
Carlos Arturo Navas, José Eduardo Carvalho, 2010
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The Metabolism of Aestivation in the African Lungfish, ...
The metabolism of the African lungfish, Protopterus dolloi, induced to aestivate in the laboratory, was examined.
Natasha Therese Frick, University of Guelph. Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph. School of Graduate Studies, 2007
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Aestivation of Botrylloides Gascoi Della Valle...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Frank Watts Bancroft, 2012
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The Botanical Text-book: An Introduction to Scientific ...
280), we find the prevailingly contorted or convolute aestivation affecting casual transitions to the imbricative mode, corresponding to those already mentioned in the foregoing paragraph. 499. The valvular or valvate aestivation is that in which  ...
Asa Gray, 1850
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An Elementary Course of Botany: Structural, Physiological ...
The aestivation of flower-buds agrees essentially with the vernation of leaf-buds ( §§ 112, 113), especially as regards the folding of the individual organs ; the sepals and petals may be reclinate, con- 'luplicate, plicate, convolute, involute (a still ...
Arthur Henfrey, 1870
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A Natural System of Botany ; Or a Systematic View of the ...
Sepals 5, or by abortion 3, irregular, deciduous, with an imbricated aestivation ; the two exterior opposite, lateral, somewhat unsymmetrical, with a valvate aestivation, but giving way for the projection of the spur of the odd sepal ; the odd sepal ...
John Lindley, 1836
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Illustrations of Indian Botany: Or Figures Illustrative of ...
Petals hypogynous free, or slightly combined at the base ; aestivation twisted. Stamens indefinite, distinct, when numerous, attached to a broad somewhat elevated torus, occasionally irregularly polyadelphous ; when few, adherent to the base ...
Robert Wight, 1840
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Cardio-Respiratory Control in Vertebrates: Comparative and ...
3 Effects of aestivation on PaCO2, [HCO−3] and pH in Lepidosiren paradoxa. Data are expressed as mean values ± SE. Results were considered significantly different when P < 0.05. Asterisk means difference from the activity period.
Mogens L. Glass, Stephen C. Wood, 2009
9
Advances in Insect physiology APL
H. AESTIVATION AND GAMIC REPRODUCTION A few species of aphids which remain on the woody host during the summer instead of migrating to herbaceous plants, undergo a lengthy period of summer diapause. Photoperiod controls ...
J. W. L. Beament, J. E. Treherne, Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth, 1966
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Aquatic Oligochaete Biology IX: Selected Papers from the 9th ...
Seasonal. vertical. migration. and. aestivation. of. Rhyacodrilus. hiemalis. ( Tubificidae,. Clitellata). in. the. sediment. of. Lake. Biwa,. Japan. Tetsuya Narita 8- 25-9, Sakamoto, Otsu, 520-0113, Shiga, Japan (Fax: +81-77-5790057; E-mail: ...
Piet F. M. Verdonschot, Hongzhe Wang, Adrian Pinders, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AESTIVATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aestivation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hedgehog Facts
This process of sleeping during heat and drought is called aestivation. In areas where there aren't extreme climates, hedgehogs are active and ... «Live Science, Jun 15»
2
Bee With No Stripes Discovered in Kenya
... that survive the long droughts in a state of suspended animation called aestivation, then emerging as adult bees when the rains finally come. «Voices, Feb 15»
3
Butterflies booming in south-east Queensland
"So we have got the warmth as well as the rain and that is what has caused the adults to break the aestivation, which is the insect hibernation, ... «ABC Online, Jan 15»
4
How Catfish Mysteriously Benefit Leopards
... is available as the whole body go into a dormancy state called Aestivation which makes the body to be inactive in order to conserve energy, ... «AllAfrica.com, Jan 15»
5
10 unusual nature words we should use more often
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the word comes from the Latin aestivation-, aestivatio, which means "summer pasturing," and ... «The Week Magazine, Dec 14»
6
Giant African Snail will make a comeback: experts
The molluscs that have gone into aestivation (period of hibernation to escape summer heat and dryness) could come out in a big way during ... «The Hindu, Dec 14»
7
December tales of slumber and speed in the wild
#Most small mammals go into short deep sleep known as aestivation, during which they may awaken to feed deep in their burrows or actually ... «Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Dec 14»
8
Pea soup is your ticket to a no-sweat dinner party
... thought of firing up a few burners — heaven forbid the oven — inside the house can be enough to induce the social equivalent of aestivation. «MiamiHerald.com, Aug 14»
9
How to Host a Summer Dinner Party Without Overheating Your Guests
... the thought of firing up a few burners—God forbid the oven—inside the house can be enough to induce the social equivalent of aestivation. «Slate Magazine, Jul 14»
10
How do animals beat the heat?
Toads, frogs and snails are a few species that enter a state of dormancy, known as aestivation, to avoid heat and dry conditions. Aestivation is ... «Bonners Ferry Herald, Jul 14»

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