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hibernation meaning

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WHibernation
  • Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy that is characterized by low body temperature, slow breathing and heart rate, and low metabolic rate.
  • Often associated with low temperatures, the function of hibernation is to conserve energy during a period when sufficient food is unavailable.
  • Before entering hibernation, animals need to store enough energy to last through the entire winter. Larger species become hyperphagic and eat a large amount of food and store the energy in fat deposits.
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
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      Grammatically, this word "hibernation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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