(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
- I would like to find a cave, and then curled to the inside to start peace of mind to sleep, why not aestivation ah, there should be hibernating, and estivation.
- See estivation.
- estivation Dormancy during the dry season, e.g. in Dipnoi. Also spelled aestivation.
- estivation period