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Vocabulary Term Details

Aestivation

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aestivation)

Aestivation 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. (Wikipedia)

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Dormancy
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Approved Date
29-May-2013

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