hibernal


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hi·ber·nal

 (hī-bûr′nəl)
adj.
Of or relating to winter.

[Latin hībernālis, from hībernus, wintry; see hibernaculum.]

hibernal

(haɪˈbɜːnəl)
adj
of or occurring in winter
[C17: from Latin hībernālis, from hiems winter]

hi•ber•nal

(haɪˈbɜr nl)

adj.
pertaining to winter; wintry.
[1620–30; < Latin hībernālis=hībern(us) wintry + -ālis -al1; akin to hiems winter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hibernal - characteristic of or relating to winter; "bears in brumal sleep"
wintery, wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"
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The pharmaceutical company HiberTech has developed a drug that allows humans to sleep dreamlessly through the winter, expending 30 percent less of their bodies' hibernal fat reserves and requiring less strenuous preparation for the "Hib." This comes with a caveat: One in every 3,000 who take the drug doesn't quite wake up.
Selecao de genotipos de pessegueiro F1 com baixa necessidade de frio hibernal. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, 31(4), 1122-1128.
Produtividade de pastagens de Coastcross-1 em consorcio com diferentes leguminosas de ciclo hibernal. Ciencia Rural, 44(12), 2265-2272.
& Airoldi J.P 1975: Hibernal reproduction in Arvicola terrestris scherman Shaw (Mammalia, Rodentia).
(1988), Nectandra megapotamica se toma frequentemente a macrofanerofita dominante, o que foi observado no presente estudo, resultando, junto a outras especies da familia, em uma facies de bosque de lauraceas na epoca hibernal, quando revelam sua densa e uniforme cobertura apos a queda das folhas da maioria das arvores emergentes (KLEIN, 1978; 1984a).
Hibernal thermal ecology of eastern box turtles within a managed forest landscape.--J.
matricariae within mummified aphid took place in hibernal quiescence for one month only [20]).
O pessegueiro apresenta grande variabilidade em caracteristicas, como habito de crescimento, formato das folhas e gemas, resistencia a doencas e exigencia em frio hibernal, assim como em produtividade e massa media de frutos (Della Bruna et al., 2012).
If something is 'hibernal', to which season does it relate?