Definition of Hibernaculum

1. n. A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.



Definition of Hibernaculum

1. Noun. (zoology) The place where a hibernating animal shelters for the winter ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A bud, case, or protective covering that a plant uses to survive the challenging environmental conditions during a dormancy period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hibernaculum

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Medical Definition of Hibernaculum

1. A plant organ such as a bud, rhizome, turion, etc. Which allows a plant to live through adverse conditions. (26 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hibernaculum

hiatus subarcuatus
hiatus tendineus
hiatus totalis sacralis
hiatuses
hib immunization
hib vaccine
hiba arborvitae
hibachi
hibachis
hibakusha
hibakushas
hibbingite
hibernacle
hibernacles
hibernacula
hibernaculum (current term)
hibernal
hibernate
hibernated
hibernates
hibernating
hibernating(a)
hibernating gland
hibernation
hibernations
hibernator
hibernators
hibernoma
hibiscus
hibiscuses

Literary usage of Hibernaculum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"Whether it avails cither of them as a copy of the other can hardly be told ; certainly we have no evidence of it ; but the hibernaculum has a remarkable ..."

2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1906)
"In neither case could I find a hibernaculum, though, in both cases, the central stem was abortive, with a dead and partly destroyed end, and the branches ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1883)
"Moreover, the larva provides against the fall of its hibernaculum, ... Paphia Astyanax, makes for itself a hibernaculum a good deal like that of Limenitis, ..."

4. Field Book of Insects: With Special Reference to Those of Northeastern by Frank Eugene Lutz (1918)
"The larvae pupate in the spring, sometimes leaving their hibernaculum to spin a new, thinner cocoon, and at other times merely breaking open the ..."

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