Aestivation (also estivation) (in CC amphib glossary)

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definition of aestivation. Relate to hibernation.
 

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a state of dormancy during droughts or hot seasons.
 

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A state of dormancy during drought periods characterized by low metabolic activity and a protective cocoon of skin gland secretions or many layers of shed skin.
 

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Estivation (aestivation): A state of dormancy during heat or drought periods. Characterized by low metabolic activity and formation of a protective cocoon made of skin secretions or layers of shed skin.

Hibernation: A state of cold-period dormancy in mammals. Cold-blooded animals are sometimes said to "hibernate", but the correct term is [brumation].

Brumation: A state of cold period dormancy or reduced activity in cold-blooded animals. Unlike [hibernation], the animal may remain partially active during brumation.

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