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 (pĕr′ə-nāt′, pə-rĕn′āt)
intr.v. per·en·nat·ed, per·en·nat·ing, per·en·nates
To survive from one growing season to the next, often with a period of reduced or arrested growth between seasons. Used of plants or plant parts.

[Latin perennāre, perennāt-, to last many years, from perennis, lasting for years; see perennial.]

per′en·na′tion n.


(Botany) botany the survival of a plant through the winter or dry season
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perennation - the process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
References in periodicals archive ?
In the beginning of October every year, all leaves turn yellow and become ready for perennation (His Majesty Government/Nepal 1976, Polunin and Stainton 1997).
Data on soil temperature gradients with respect to the species with tuber-like perennation structures in these areas would be of special interest, because most of these structures are relatively close to the ground surface in the "vernal bog" habitats.